[apnic-announce] Whois v3 is coming

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  • Subject: [apnic-announce] Whois v3 is coming
  • From: "APNIC Secretariat" <secretariat at apnic dot net>
  • Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 16:54:25 +1000
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      Dear Colleague,
      APNIC is pleased to announce that the Whois database will be upgraded on 20
      August 2002. The new database, using RIPE v3 software, will provide many new
          - Enhanced syntax checking
          - Better security features
          - Improved response time and reliability
          - More query options
          - Integrated Internet Routing Registry (IRR) service
          - RPSL compliant database*
      *RPSL (Routing Policy Specification Language) is an Internet standard
      notation for representing Internet routing information.
      How will Whois v3 affect you?
      Most users should not be affected by the Whois v3 upgrade. Advanced users
      may experience some changes. Most Whois clients will still be able to access
      the new database, however, a new Whois client with v3 options will be made
      available for download.
      APNIC members will also need to change some procedures for updating the
      Whois database.
      Where to find more information?
      Announcements about the Whois v3 upgrade will be posted to the mailing list
      for the Database Special Interest Group (SIG). Instructions for subscribing
      to the mailing list can be found at:
      APNIC will provide full details and further assistance prior to the upgrade
      to ensure that database users are fully informed of the necessary changes.
      Whois v3 project updates will also be posted to the APNIC website at:
      Stay tuned for further announcements!
      Best regards,
      APNIC Secretariat                              <secretariat at apnic dot net>
      Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC)   Tel: +61-7-3858-3100
      PO Box 2131 Milton, QLD 4064 Australia            Fax: +61-7-3858-3199
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