ARIN WHOIS for leads

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at
Fri Jul 26 14:46:30 UTC 2013

On Jul 25, 2013, at 19:29 , "Otis L. Surratt, Jr." <otis at> wrote:
> From: Warren Bailey [mailto:wbailey at] 

>> Wouldn't that defeat the purpose of maintaining the whois?
> Yep!
>> We registered a few domains and get the same thing, I think it's
> something that people are going to have to live with. :/
> I agree. We just politely tell them we are not interested and move on
> about our day. Some cold callers we have taken up on offers. It just
> depends who calls and whether or not we are looking for new service.
> WHOIS Privacy is nice for the domains and we use for some of our domains
> but not all. We just hate when customers get those scam notices and call
> us or open tickets about it.

The fact you take some cold callers "up on offers" means they will continue to call.

Please do not reward people who scrape whois or the NANOG-l archive. If it is not profitable to call people, they will stop.

Put another way: You are making life worse for all of us.


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