Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) Registry Agreements
.org Registry Agreement: Appendix P
23 October 2002
Whois Bulk Data Provisioning
Registry Operator will provide bulk access to up-to-date data concerning domain name and nameserver registrations maintained by Registry Operator in connection with the Registry TLD on a daily schedule, only for purposes of providing free public query-based access to up-to-date data concerning domain name and nameserver registrations in multiple TLDs, to a party designated from time to time in writing by ICANN (the "Designated Recipient").
The procedures for providing access, and the specification of the content and format of this data, will be as stated below, until changed according to the Registry Agreement. This Appendix is subject to change by agreement of Registry Operator and ICANN during the design process as well as during the IETF standards process. In addition, Registry Operator agrees to implement changes to this Appendix specified by ICANN to conform to the IETF provreg working group's protocol specification no later than 135 days after the IETF specification is adopted as a Proposed Standard [RFC 2026, section 4.1.1]. Registry Operator agrees to implement changes to this Appendix as may be specified by ICANN to conform to the IETF crisp working group’s protocol specification no later than 180 days after the IETF specification is adopted as a Proposed Standard. Accordingly, the following provides the target architecture and initial functionality.
The Registry Operator will prepare (i) full data sets for one day of each week (the day to be designated by ICANN) and (ii) incremental data sets for all seven days of each week. Full and incremental data sets shall be up-to-date and coherent as of 12:00 UTC on the day to which they relate. Until a different day is designated by ICANN, the full data sets will be prepared for Sundays. (Note that on the ICANN-designated day both an incremental and a full data set are prepared.)
1. Preparation of Files Containing Data Sets. Each full and incremental data set consists of an XML document meeting the content and format requirements of Parts B and C of this document. Once the XML document is generated, the following preparation steps will be performed:
2. Transmission of Full Data Sets. Once prepared, full data sets will be provided either by the procedures for incremental data sets described in item A(3) below or, at the option of either the Registry Operator or the Designated Recipient, by writing the full data set to DAT tape (or other media mutually agreed by Registry Operator and the Designated Recipient) and sending it to the Designated Recipient by expedited delivery service (such as FedEx or DHL). If sent by expedited delivery service, the full data set will be scheduled for arrival no later than the second calendar day following the day to which the full backup relates.
3. Transmission of Incremental Data Sets. To permit the transmission of incremental data sets, the Registry Operator will make them available for download by the Designated Recipient by Internet file transfer protocol. Incremental data sets will be made available for download no later than 20:00 UTC on the day to which they relate.
The data sets (whether full or incremental) will consist of four types of objects:
2. Contact objects. A second type of object is the contact object, which corresponds to a single contact (whether registrant, administrative, technical or billing contact). The contact object includes the following data:
5. Objects Contained in Full and Incremental Data Sets. Full data sets include one domain object for each Registered Name within the Registry TLD; and nameserver, contact, and registrar objects for each nameserver, contact, and registrar referred to in any domain object. Incremental data sets consist of (a) those of the objects constituting a full data set that have been added or updated since the last incremental data set and (b) notations of deletion of any objects since the last incremental data set.
Full and incremental data sets will be XML version 1.0, UTF-8 encoded documents conforming to the following document type definition:
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