Request RDAP access

The processing of new Bulk Whois / RDAP requests has been suspended due to changes in personal data legislation in Uruguay that we are analyzing to assess their implications.

The Web Extensible Internet Registration Data Service (WEIRDS) is the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) working group responsible for defining the new method for querying the Internet registry database and obtaining information on IP addresses, ASNs, points of contact and organizations.

The Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) has been designed to address the shortcomings of the traditional Whois system. This standard will allow for solving issues like internationalization, standardization, inclusion of special characters, parsing difficulties and the inclusion of new types of queries.

The RDAP service is based on protocols developed within the framework of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to which LACNIC technicians contributed.

RDAP has major advantages over the traditional Whois: it provides a standard, unified response; it is easier to use and integrate with other systems; and it allows for performing queries in languages other than English.

In addition, LACNIC will introduce the use of API Keys; these are access tokens that will allow users to receive differentiated services once they have signed an agreement to ensure proper use of the information.

Access to the Whois information via RDAP is subject to the same restrictions as traditional Whois queries. For special access essentially equivalent to Bulk Whois queries, please fill the form in this link and send it to:

Rambla Rep. De México 6125
ZIP Code 11400
Montevideo - Uruguay