[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:
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.
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)