Re: [weirds] Entity name searches

Andrew Newton <andy@hxr.us> Fri, 06 November 2015 21:47 UTC

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Subject: Re: [weirds] Entity name searches
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Welcome to the world of internationalization, where the concept of a
last name vs a first name is not universal, and US ASCII is not
representative all the characters used.

Since you know the data in your database best, you should taylor the
interpretation of the query input to that which works best with your
registry.

On Sat, Nov 7, 2015 at 5:54 AM, Brian Mountford <mountford@google.com> wrote:
>
> And only names? There is no provision for searching entities by address,
> etc.?
>

I don't think that ever came up. It would require an RDAP extension. I
do question how useful such a thing would be. Why does anybody care
that a particular registry has contacts living on Mumford Lane in East
Westover? Are they searching all the registries for that information?
Do they need a telephone book instead?

-andy