[arin-ppml] Whois Archival Policy?

Steve Atkins steve at blighty.com
Wed Jun 18 12:38:12 EDT 2008

On Jun 18, 2008, at 9:24 AM, David Williamson wrote:
> I'd be in favor of access to a wayback machine, although I have no  
> idea
> of how technically difficult it would be to provide such a service.
> Actually, upon some reflection, it sounds fairly hard.  The same rules
> should apply: normal query rates (one or two at a time) would be
> permitted, bulk transfers would fall under 3.1.  Ideally, whois would
> provide this as part of the protocol, but the majority of clients
> probably lack any way to specify a date string. :)

Implementing it as a webapp wouldn't be too difficult, given access to
archived bulk data or transaction logs, and using ongoing access to
current bulk data to keep it updated (and I'd certainly find the  

I'm not sure it's something ARIN staff should necessarily expend
much effort on, though, unless it's something they actively want
to support.


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