[arin-ppml] What would the proper method be for reporting bad rwhois referrers?

Michael Peddemors michael at linuxmagic.com
Tue Mar 11 11:23:27 EDT 2014

We see that many ARIN allocated blocks seem to have referral whois 
servers listed at ARIN for their net blocks, but the listing is not 
accurate/not functioning..

Eg, the example below..

What would the ARIN recommended practice be for reporting these cases?

NetRange: -
OriginAS:       AS32748
NetName:        NET-209-152-160-0-19
NetHandle:      NET-209-152-160-0-2
Parent:         NET-209-0-0-0-0
NetType:        Direct Allocation
RegDate:        2002-06-12
Updated:        2012-09-10
Ref:            http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-209-152-160-0-2

OrgName:        WebHostPlus Inc
OrgId:          WEBHO-3
Address:        2621 PICO BLVD
Address:        Unit H
City:           SANTA MONICA
StateProv:      CA
PostalCode:     90405
Country:        US
RegDate:        2003-06-27
Updated:        2012-04-25
Ref:            http://whois.arin.net/rest/org/WEBHO-3

ReferralServer: rwhois://whois.americandedicated.com:4321

Found a referral to whois.americandedicated.com:4321.

getaddrinfo(whois.americandedicated.com): Name or service not known

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