The book begins with an introduction and in depth coverage of the history of WHOIS. It then covers using WHOIS, how WHOIS works in the context of DNS, WHOIS query code, WHOIS server, problems, policy and politics, as well as the future of the Internet and WHOIS. There’s also a reference appendix included that contains information on current authoritative WHOIS services around the world. For demonstrating statistics various charts are used to explain the growth of certain types of records and the trends in behaviour related to WHOIS. Policy sections of the text may contain images of critical policy documents, advisory memos and court dockets. The goal of this imagery is to show the relationship between real-world paperwork and what is actually translated into the digital world.

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