[ARIN-Suggestions] Response to Suggestion 2014.25: HIGHLIGHT ABUSE CONTACT INFO IN WHOIS

ARIN info at arin.net
Thu Sep 25 13:19:10 EDT 2014

ARIN has issued its initial response to ACSP Suggestion 2014.25. The 
suggestion and response text are provided below. This suggestion remains 
open and is available at:



Communications and Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

Suggestion: *

Value to Community: The majority of us in IT who are constantly trying 
to fight SPAM could use the info presented in a quicker, obvious way. 
Most lookup tools pull from your first page and even going to your site, 
it now takes 2-4 further clicks to hunt down the info.


Thank you for submitting your suggestion, 2014.25, on the topic of 
highlighting abuse contact information in WHOIS.

We have noted that abuse contact information does appear by default in 
the answer to WHOIS queries for many network searches. We also note that 
in some cases, when querying network ranges that involve a reassignment, 
that finding the abuse contact information requires a secondary query.

In our follow-up communication with you about your suggestion, we 
learned you would like all WHOIS queries to display all related abuse 
contact information in a single default WHOIS answer, even in cases of 
networks that include reassignments. You would like this to occur 
without requiring a secondary WHOIS query.

We understand your suggestion and believe it is a good request to 
achieve your desired end-result of having abuse contact information 
displayed by default in all answers to WHOIS queries. We are unable to 
commit to a short-term timeline for completion on this suggestion, but 
we do intend to implement a solution that addresses your concerns. Your 
suggestion will remain open until implemented or until other action has 
been determined through an open consultation with the ARIN community.
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