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[consult] Call for Consultation - Suggestion to Remove the WHOIS Query Result Limit

ARIN received a request to remove the ARIN WHOIS query limit of 256 
results. This limit has been in place since ARIN's inception as a means 
of curtailing data mining. ARIN is now considering a suggestion to raise 
the result limit, and would like to solicit input from the community.

Rather than raise the limit to an arbitrary number, ARIN requests that 
you provide your specific feedback as to what the query results limit 
should be. ARIN asks for feedback based on your experiences with using 
ARIN's WHOIS directory service. It would be of particular interest to 
ARIN to receive input from larger organizations with many registered 
resources or sub-delegations regarding an appropriate result limit.

The ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process documentation is available at:
http://www.arin.net/about_us/corp_docs/acsp.html

Discussion on this list will close at Noon ET 19 March. A poll on the 
topic will be conducted beginning Tuesday, 20 March. Only subscribers on 
the consult at arin.net list when the poll opens will be eligible to 
participate. Poll results will be publicly available and will be used by 
the ARIN President to help determine what course of action, if any, ARIN 
should take regarding the suggestion.

We welcome community-wide participation.  Please address any process 
questions to info at arin.net.

Regards,

Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)