[consult] Call for Community Consultation - Lame Delegation Information in WHOIS

Leo Bicknell bicknell at ufp.org
Tue Oct 9 13:09:21 EDT 2007

I believe every individual delegation should be checked; responsible
parties notified, and lame delegations pulled on a zone by zone
basis if there is no response.

> 1) Is it necessary to indicate which delegations are lame within the 
> network block within WHOIS?

I don't believe it's necessary to publish them to the world.  There
must be some mechanism for the responsible party to be able to query
which zones are in the lame state from ARIN's perspective, and right
now whois is the only option.

I'd really like to see ARIN implement a http://my.arin.net/ style
portal where ARIN's members could do things like pay their bill via
a credit card, track the status of new applications.  Fill out all
of the current e-mail forms as web forms.  If such a thing existed
it would be easy to put the zone by zone report on the web site and
there would be no need to pollute things like whois with that data.

> 2) If yes, how should this information be displayed in WHOIS?

If it has to be in whois, then the specifics should be in some sort
of subquery, either for the specific /24 (or /16), or with some
query option.

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