ARIN WHOIS for leads

Matt Hite lists at
Sat Jul 27 01:02:31 UTC 2013

I actually think it's important to have contact information publicly
available. I realize this opens the door for abuse, but I've found that
using a call screening service (Google Voice) at least provides a bit of

On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 4:02 PM, Justin Vocke <justin.vocke at>wrote:

> 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
> instead.
> Does this sorta thing happen frequently with new registrations or did I
> just draw the short straw?
> Best,
> Justin

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