[arin-ppml] WhoWas Service Now in ARIN Online Announcement

Kevin Kargel kkargel at polartel.com
Wed Mar 28 14:31:04 EDT 2012

> It appears that after years of being harangued by 'anti-spam' cultists for
> access to historic WHOIS data in order to burnish their credentials as
> Official Spam Detectives and support their efforts to criminalize
> marketing and drag email back to the DARPA era, ARIN has finally thrown in
> the towel. I am frankly disappointed.
> Has this topic every been discussed? This needs not to be part of the
> Disciples of ARIN. I am optimistic this can be reversed pending
> discussion.
> Nicky Smith
> 336.346.6000 x105

I, for one, do not understand what you perceive the evil of a WhoWas service
to be? Aside from the worst case of wasting admin time and budget I do not
see a real down side to it's existence. Please elucidate.

I do remember the topic being discussed on more than one occasion.
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