[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-136 Services Opt-out Allowed for Unaffiliated Address Blocks
> False assumption #1: opting out of ARIN services means no Whois
> Fact: Some people are so stuck in the mindset that ARIN and only ARIN
> can offer a Whois service that they are missing the point of this
> proposal. Are you aware of the request by a prospective competitor for
> bulk access to Whois so that it can be reconciled with an alternate
> provider and maintain a globally consistent directory?
That is not the issue. The issue is knowing where the heck to FIND that
alternative whois. Everyone knows where to find ARIN. So if you are
looking for the owner of a net block and come up empty at ARIN, do you
just start probing whois.every-domain-on-the-planet.$TLD ??