[ARIN-consult] Community Consultation on Change to Whois Output for Certain /8 Records

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Thu Apr 4 17:24:59 EDT 2013

> Could the problem be solved by placing the DA and DS records within
> foreign /8's on a different ARIN whois server than the main one and
> then having ARIN's main whois server provide only the referral record
> to the server authoritative for the /8? The idea is that the foreign
> server then provides a referral back to the secondary ARIN server
> which, in turn, provides the client-specific information, all without
> breaking the referral chain.
> Besides, what if ARIN's record is "wrong"? What if ARIN has a local
> record for, say, a /24 but according to the authoritative server for
> that /8, ARIN doesn't control the /24? Wouldn't it be better if the
> person making the query got the "correct" record?

Perhaps I am confused… The DA/DS records I'm familiar with have
to do with DNSSEC. Is there some different DA/DS relationship in
whois, or, is this display of said DNS information in the output from


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