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ACSP Suggestion 2013.5: Provide WHOIS-RWS results in JSONP For Ease of 3rd-Party Application Development


Colin Robinson
Submitted On:
18 March 2013

WHOIS-RWS provides results in XML or JSON. Due to the same-origin policy, it is not possible for a client's web browser to access WHOIS-RWS. Of course the server of the website that the client is visiting could act as a proxy between the client's browser and WHOIS-RWS, but that is a waste of bandwidth.

If WHOIS-RWS could provide results in JSONP or set "Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *" to allow CORS, it would allow developers that depend on WHOIS-RWS to create easier and more efficient web applications.

Timeframe: Immediate

26 September 2013

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ARIN Comment

27 March 2013

ARIN believes your suggestion warrants further development and implementation. To that end, ARIN will go with the Access-Control-Allow-Origin header setting to enable this functionality as it is the best standardized approach to providing these types of services.

We do not have a scheduled implementation at this time, but will keep this suggestion open until implemented.

ARIN Comment

26 September 2013

As part of the ARIN 32 ACSP Consultation: Open Suggestion Review and Project Prioritization Survey, we're providing feedback and estimates on the predicted work involved. For this suggestion, the following is noted:

Estimated staff effort to implement: 1 person month, plus communications efforts.

For information about the consultation and how to participate in the survey, please see the 26 September 2013 announcement.