ARIN WHOIS for leads
jcurran at arin.net
Fri Jul 26 23:43:50 UTC 2013
On Jul 26, 2013, at 4:34 PM, Jimmy Hess <mysidia at gmail.com> wrote:
> If someone studies that and finds there is a correlation to spam based
> on WHOIS listing alone,
> then perhaps....
No study has been conducted, but we do receive a small number of complaints
each year about email contact information being solicited in cases were the
email address is exclusively used on IP address blocks and nowhere else.
(Often, the culprits are network equipment vendors or technical recruiters)
When we receive such, we send a nasty letter indicating violation of the
again, it's generally been a misguided individual at an otherwise legitimate
enterprise causing the problem, as opposed to typical bulk email harvesting
> In other words: for starters, assume the number of "bad actors" is
> small, and let the community pressure them and their peers to
> retaliate, before diminishing the average usefulness of WHOIS
> to everyone, (which restricting access to a small number of users
I believe we can arrange to publicly post our notices of violation;
let me look into this option.
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