ARIN WHOIS for leads

Justin Vocke justin.vocke at
Thu Jul 25 23:02:20 UTC 2013

Sent this little e-mail to ARIN:

I'm not sure that you guys can do anything about this, but it's worth
looking into. I registered AS626XX a week ago, and since it's registration,
I've been getting calls from "wholesale" carriers trying to get me to
purchase IP transit from them. Someone is obviously using your database of
contact information to generate sales leads.

512-377-6827 was one of the numbers trying to get more information about my
network and how they could "help" me.

My guess is someone is using your mass whois database, looking at the most
recently issued/created AS numbers, and cold calling.

Just thought I'd pass this along.

Due to the amount of calls I've received, I'm guessing its probably a good
idea to remove my contact info from the registration and setup role's

Does this sorta thing happen frequently with new registrations or did I
just draw the short straw?


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