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Why has ICAAN removed Whois?

Located in Reviews started by MTB, Oct 9, 2019 at 10:01 AM.

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  1. MTB

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  2. WatchDogue

    WatchDogue Top Member VIP

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    Glad you asked that question.

    Have been using their WHOIS for years and in the past month+ have been unable to load/access
    their " https://lookup.icann.org" page.

    Just tried again to get to that page now listed under their HELP section with no success and thought perhaps it was a browser ( mine ) issue.
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2019 at 12:53 PM
  3. MTB

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    Definitely changed in the past week. I can think of only three reasons:
    1. Low usage - ICANN doesn't think it's a useful service
    2. High usage - ICANN wants to save money on server fees
    3. Error - Tech accidentally removed the navigation link
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2019 at 1:57 PM
  4. Soofi

    Soofi DomainX™ PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    under GDRP, ICANN will hide most of the relevant info from whois, so whats the point?
     
  5. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Forget ICANN and various 3rd parties...
    Check WHOIS at corresponding TLD Registry (root DB) and then at Registrar (local DB)...
    Or under Linux: whois example.tld
     
  6. xxxSxxx

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    Its working perfect, from here .
    lookup.icann.org/lookup
     

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