Disappointing ARIN - A great advertisement for the USA ?

Always Learning nanog at u61.u22.net
Mon Sep 12 16:46:33 UTC 2011

On Mon, 2011-09-12 at 12:32 -0400, Jon Lewis wrote:

> No he's not.  He's complaining that sometime in the past few weeks (or is 
> it months now?) ARIN changed the behavior of their whois server.  New 
> output for the query is (omitting comments):
> Internet Connect Company, Inc. ICC-1 (NET-209-208-0-0-1) -
> American Registry for Internet Numbers NET209 (NET-209-0-0-0-0) -
> The old behavior was that ARIN's whois server would respond with the data 
> from NET-209-208-0-0-1.  i.e.
> NetRange: -
> CIDR: 
> OriginAS:
> NetName:        ICC-1
> NetHandle:      NET-209-208-0-0-1
> Parent:         NET-209-0-0-0-0
> NetType:        Direct Allocation
> ...
> This is rather an annoying change for anyone who uses whois much as it 
> means every ARIN query is now at least two queries and there are doubtless 
> scripts in use to grab information from whois that broke as a result of 
> this change.  NANOG isn't the place to complain about this though. 
> Perhaps PPML is closer to the right place.

Thank you for confirming the problem. I'll try your PPML @ ARIN

With best regards,


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