ARIN WHOIS for leads
bzs at world.std.com
Wed Jul 31 17:17:16 UTC 2013
On July 31, 2013 at 08:00 jay at west.net (Jay Hennigan) wrote:
> It's surprising how people go out of their way to deny that it's a sales
> call, and then start trying to sell something.
[NOTE: The anecdote is followed by some practical advice]
I had a guy call and tell the person who answered he was my brother
and there was a family emergency.
I don't have a brother.
I said put him through. He began a sales pitch.
That was quite a few years ago, he probably still talks about what
jerk I am and if so I am proud of it!
THAT SAID, beyond personal tastes, in this context there's really only
one substantive complaint:
Telemarketing info is PAID FOR, particularly in a ready to use list
If they're scraping WHOIS etc for free that's a problem.
Lists can be protected by intellectual property law against such
The usual method is to insert "ringers" which would be info which
points back at non-existant people with valid-looking contact
If for example they called a phone number, or several, owned by ARIN
(or a service they employed) asking for James T Kirk or Diana Prince
then that would be a problem and should be logged.
One obvious response is to just bill them a reasonable telemarketing
list rental fee for the entire database and go from there.
Believe it or not this is well-trod ground, people steal or abuse
(e.g., resell w/o permission) telemarketing and mailing list info all
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