ARIN WHOIS for leads

John Curran jcurran at
Fri Jul 26 21:05:57 UTC 2013

On Jul 26, 2013, at 10:04 AM, Patrick W. Gilmore <patrick at> wrote:
> Suggestion: Put tagged addresses and, if possible, phone numbers in your ARIN whois and other public records. When someone emails that address or calls that number, make sure you put them on a "never buy from" list, and they know it. Write them a physical (form) letter, explaining why, and make it public (web page, blog, whatever. If even a small percentage of people did this, many companies would change their practices. _Especially_ Internet companies.

And please ARIN me on your letter...   We do send fairly nasty letters on 
occasion citing the Whois terms and conditions, this is done when it is 
clear from complaints that parties are mining Whois or the mailing list for 
spamming, but we need to know it is going on.  (We also do have artifacts 
in the database which sometimes lets us occasionally catch this on own, but
most reliable are reports from folks who know the email and/or phone abused
only occurs on their Whois entry.)


John Curran
President and CEO

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