Proposal Originator: Joe Provo
This is intended as a trivial editorial change which does not change intent nor meaning of policy. In section 3.2 we specify the requirements for generic distributed information services, yet that definition is referenced only twice. Elsewhere in the NRPM a specific implementation (rwhois) is named. Given that even the recent ACSP )Consultation 2017.4 specifically mentioned other protocols, this inconsistency should be resolved.
Change the title of 3.2 from "Distributed Information Server Use Requirements" to "Distributed Information Service Use Requirements".
Change the references in the following sections from "rwhois" to "a distributed service which meets the standards set forth in section 3.2":
- 188.8.131.52.1 (1 reference)
- 184.108.40.206.3.1 (3 references)
Replace "WHOIS directory record" with "WHOIS or Distributed Information Service record"
In any cases where this would result in awkward grammar (such as 220.127.116.11.3.1 where the literal replacement would create the phrase "...use of an a distributed...", the grammar should be corrected (e.g. "...use of a distributed...").
Timetable for Implementation: Immeddiate
Anything Else: Minor editorial change to eliminate a legacy inconsistency. A phrasing tweak might be needed for one use.