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    It's called EPP and the benefits are enormous
    by dmehus on Monday January 05 2004, @10:22AM (#12815)
    User #3626 Info | http://doug.mehus.info/
    It's called the Extensible Provisioning Protocol, as opposed to the Registrar-Registry Protocol (RRP) used by VeriSign for COM and NET gTLDs. It allows for real-time updating at the TLD root and the registry Whois database (usually about 10 minutes of lag time). It's deployed for .org, .info, .biz, and the various sponsored TLDs including .pro, .name, .coop, and .aero. The CN and US ccTLDs also use it.

    I believe the benefits of EPP are enormous and outweigh any negative consequences for spammers. Is it perfect? No, probably not. But neither is RRP, which can create up to 24 hours of down time, or at the very least it creates different outputs for visiting Web site users (depending on which NS they get during propagation), due to a change in the name server and frustrates the domain or Web site owner to no end.

    Should EPP be repealed? Absolutely not. In fact, I would encourage a more rapid transition to EPP for COM and NET.

    Cheers,
    Doug
    Doug Mehus http://doug.mehus.info/ [mehus.info]
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    Re:It's called EPP and the benefits are enormous
    by dmehus on Monday January 05 2004, @10:27AM (#12816)
    User #3626 Info | http://doug.mehus.info/
    "... outweigh any negative consequences for spammers."

    Doug Mehus http://doug.mehus.info/ [mehus.info]
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    Re:It's called EPP and the benefits are enormous
    by sah on Tuesday January 06 2004, @09:56AM (#12822)
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    Actually, EPP and RRP have nothing specifically to do with the frequency of DNS updates as they are both protocols for the provisioning (not publication) of domain name data. Other protocols and mechanical zone publication mechanisms are used to publish the domain data within the DNS.

    Scott Hollenbeck
    Co-Author of RRP and Author of EPP
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    Repeal it?
    by Anonymous on Friday January 09 2004, @06:47PM (#12827)
    As deployed for .org, .info, .pro, .name, .coop, .aero, .cn, .us, do these TLDs actually provide the real-time update feature that EPP makes possible? or just .biz?
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