ARIN WHOIS for leads
jcurran at arin.net
Sun Jul 28 04:34:18 UTC 2013
On Jul 27, 2013, at 9:00 PM, Jimmy Hess <mysidia at gmail.com> wrote:
> In other words --- they would have passed a knowledge proof, showing
> they deserve the right to bypass "Level 1 call center drones".
> E.g. to gain enhanced access in a world with 'an additional level of
> whois access'
> Step 1...
> 1. Submit an application with a nominal fee, explain to the RIR
> your periodic use of WHOIS, and how you would benefit from seeing
> 'special contacts' data; also including signed NDA regarding
> 'enhanced' extra contact information.
> 2. Pay ongoing fees for criminal/spammer background checks, with
> results forwarded to the RIR.
> 3. Show up at a RIR meeting, and sign the guest list -- or
> otherwise, get other members of the community to vouch for your
> character and technical capability, or, as an alternative show
> technical credentials in the form of an earned professional level
> networking industry certification requiring a performance-based lab
> assessment with advanced network troubleshooting of Layer 1 through 4
> on real equipment.
> Those were some examples.
If I understand you correctly, you are seeking establishment
of a database of private operator contact data; this data would
only made available to those who are "provably known" (using
and potentially pay some nominal fee to offset its cost.
Based on my (admittedly dated) knowledge of service provider
operations, I can see how access to this "enhanced" data might
be a useful service, although I'm not certain that it being
based on "Whois" or the existing registry data is necessarily
required for the service to be useful.
Also, while ARIN's purpose and mission could be said to include
such services, it's good to note that any organization whose
purposes include "areas in which inter-provider cooperation
can be mutually beneficial" would be also be a suitable home
for such an activity...
President and CEO
p.s. If in the end you feel strongly that _ARIN_ should be
offering such a service, please submit into the ARIN
Consultation and Suggestion Process.. (which doesn't
mean it will happen, only that we'll spec it out and
then put it in front of the community for consideration.)
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