[consult] WHOIS Query Result Limits

Kevin Kargel kkargel at polartel.com
Tue Mar 20 13:39:55 EDT 2007

Polar Communications is an ISP in rural North Dakota.  We have not been
seriously impacted by the 256 WHOIS query limit.  We are fine with the
limit staying as-is.

Best regards,
Kevin Kargel
Polar Communications,110 4th Street East,Park River, ND 58270
Tel: (701)284-7221 x330 (800)284-7222 Fax: (701)284-2758
kkargel at polartel.com or sysadmin at polarcomm.com


> Message: 1
> Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 15:57:18 -0400
> From: Member Services <info at arin.net>
> Subject: [consult] ARIN staff input on WHOIS Query Result Limits
> To: consult at arin.net
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> The suggestion to remove the 256 WHOIS query results limit 
> was referred to the consultation process in order to 
> determine if the current limit presents a problem for many in 
> the community.
> ARIN currently does not track the frequency that WHOIS 
> responses are truncated. If ARIN were asked to track and 
> report on this number, the results would include both valid 
> uses of WHOIS and questionable uses of WHOIS. Absent a 
> judgment-based analysis of the queries, the results provided 
> would not correlate to the actual number of users impacted by 
> the 256 response limit.
> ARIN rarely sees requests from people asking for expanded 
> WHOIS queries for organizations and their associated 
> resources such as the ones that Heather mentions. If we had 
> to give an approximate number for those received within the 
> last year, it would probably be less than 5 requests.
> The discussion period has been extended one week so that 
> anyone with information to share regarding current experience 
> with the limit may speak up.
> Regards,
> Member Services
> American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

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