World Intellectual Property Organisation
WIPO's mission is to promote the use and protection of intellectual works that are objects of intellectual property.
Note: one of the activities of WIPO is devoted to the domain names (UDRP).
The term Web services refers to a set of protocols enabling programs of different design to communicate with each other, without requiring a direct adjustment of the program. Web services use an XML interchange format and network protocols (SOAP, XML-RPC) to automate information exchange between information systems, without any human intervention
World Wide Web Consortium
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) was created so that the Web could reach its full potential by developing common protocols that promote its development and ensure its interoperability. It is an international industrial consortium, which currently has over 500 members. The consortium is jointly run by the French National Institute for Research in Computer sciences and Automation (INRIA) in France, Keio University in Japan, and the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science (MIT LCS) in the United States. The services provided by the Consortium consist of:
— the establishment and provision of information on the World Wide Web for developers and users;
— the implementation of software to incorporate and promote standards;
— the set-up of various prototype applications designed to demonstrate the use of new technologies.
Contraction of "who is?" »
Service used to search registry databases for information on a domain name or an IP address These public reference databases publish the names of the physical contacts associated with a domain name or IP address (administrative contact, technical contact, and billing contact where applicable). This administrative "WHOIS" base is not absolutely necessary for the Internet to function, but is virtually available for all of the extensions. Its management method and the data formats proposed differ considerably depending on the case. It can be used to find and contact the person(s) responsible for a domain name or IP address, including for litigation purposes if necessary.
Example: AFNIC WHOIS: www.afnic.fr/outils/whois
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Redemption or grace period
Refers to the lead-time, after receipt by Afnic of a request to delete a domain name, during which the domain name is not yet permanently deleted (30 days for the .fr TLD).
Synonym: Redemption period