Chapter 4 - Facilitators and relevant factors

4.3 Internet governance - Future threats and developments

The current WHOIS system may be replaced by a new enhanced WHOIS called – Web Extensible Internet Registration Data Service (WEIRDS). It produces a simple, easy-to-implement protocol, supporting internationalised registration data and, specifically for name registries, capturing the needs of internationalised domain names in the data model. It has also been conceived to provide security services that do not exist in the current WHOIS protocol, including authentication, authorisation, availability, data confidentiality, and data integrity.