Using WHOIS for asset management.

Jane Mutimear (the chair of the IP constituency) just gave a talk on the need for WHOIS. One of her key reasons was asset management — i.e., registrants using WHOIS in order to obtain information about their own registrations. This is a strawman …

Jane Mutimear (the chair of the IP constituency) just gave a talk on the need for WHOIS. One of her key reasons was asset management — i.e., registrants using WHOIS in order to obtain information about their own registrations. This is a strawman in the WHOIS context — the policy questions are not about information registrants want to be published, but about mandatory publication of data regardless of registrants’ wishes.