The WhoHas module can be used to store ownership data for a domain name, email address or any asset represented by a domain name. It's focus is on the legal entity name, type and address.
It does not include any other contact information. Contact information should be provided in the contacts module.
An example record is shown below.
As stored in the DNS
This shows an example WhoHas record stored minified in the DNS:
Unpacked and Developer Friendly
This shows an example WhoHas record after it's been unpacked using the record configuration file:
This module has a simple specification, implementations should be built based on the examples above and the information below.
|name||The name of the entity, e.g. "John Smith" or "NUM Example Ltd".||Yes|
|type||This is an object that provides the entity type, valid types are detailed below.||Yes|
|identifier||An identifier that is unique to the entity in their country of registration (e.g. company registration number).||No|
|address||The address, not including the postcode / zip or country. Addresses lines can be split using the caret (
|postcode_zip||A postal code, the name varies by country but is often known as post code or zip code.||No|
|country||The country code in ISO 3166-1 alpha 2 format. For an individual this should be their country of residence, for companies it should be the country the company is registered in.||Yes|
The WhoHas module does not set out to describe every possible entity type worldwide because this is a very complex area . The module has a much more limited set of categories described in the table below:
|3||Government / State|