Re: [DNSOP] Tell me about tree walks

Joe Abley <jabley@hopcount.ca> Wed, 11 November 2020 22:45 UTC

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From: Joe Abley <jabley@hopcount.ca>
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Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2020 17:45:52 -0500
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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] Tell me about tree walks
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On 11 Nov 2020, at 17:08, Paul Vixie <paul@redbarn.org> wrote:

> if you guys are going to automate and secure the public suffix list
> functionality, please spare a thought for automated / at-scale ("not
> in whois") identification of the domain's registrar and registrant.

I understand the reason why being able to identify the registrar for a particular domain is useful (or "necessary" depending on your perspective). I don't understand the overlap between this problem and the problem that John is trying to solve, though. Could you explain?


Joe