ARIN WHOIS for leads

John Curran jcurran at
Thu Aug 1 02:14:52 UTC 2013

On Jul 31, 2013, at 1:17 PM, Barry Shein <bzs at> wrote:

> The usual method is to insert "ringers" which would be info which
> points back at non-existant people with valid-looking contact
> information.
> If for example they called a phone number, or several, owned by ARIN
> (or a service they employed) asking for James T Kirk or Diana Prince
> then that would be a problem and should be logged.

There are some interesting non-obvious elements in the database for 
such purposes and we do take action when they are triggered.


John Curran
President and CEO

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