Verisign’s Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) pilot is up and running.

You can now test it for .com and .net.  Afilias also has a pilot for .info.

Kevin Murphy over at DomainIncite sub-headed earlier today that “Verisign and Afilias have become the first two gTLD registries to start publicly testing a replacement for Whois.”

Read Kevin’s article here.

As mentioned by Kevin, the output is in JSON format on the Verisign pilot. So you may want to install a JSON formatter browser extension in order to make sense of the presented data.

He reports the Afilias pilot is similar but does not currently have a friendly web interface.

I agree with Kevin. I think its fairly safe to say that RDAP is going to replace Whois soon.

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I publish to three blogs. One (PinkysEye.com) is related to my lifelong interest in photography, video, wanderlust travel, and telling stories. The second (PinkyBrand.com) addresses my experiences and opinions on business development, China, and the domain name industry, where I’ve spent the better part of the last 24 years at the registry and registrar levels. The third (RegistryOffice.blog) shares knowledge and updates on how RegistryOffice business intelligence joins data from multiple sources and uses machine learning together with AI to improve insight in order to find patterns and trends that would otherwise be hard for domain name registries to discover manually.

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