Dealing with abuse complaints to non-existent contacts

goemon at goemon at
Mon Aug 11 00:33:12 UTC 2014

On Sun, 10 Aug 2014, David Conrad wrote:
> On Aug 10, 2014, at 2:05 PM, Bill Woodcock <woody at> wrote:
>>> It would be nice if allocations would be revoked due to invalid/fake contact info.
>> That’s been debated many times, in most of the RIRs, and has not resulted in any persistent policies that I remember offhand.  The tide may turn, as it were, if problems get sufficiently bad, at which point these sorts of policies might receive sufficient support to be passed, and stick.
> Which, of course, would not actually cause address space to be magically returned to the RIR. The RIRs are not the Internet Police and attempting to use the Whois database as a stick to beat “bad” ISPs will simply result in the Whois database becoming less and less relevant.
> What might work would be for the RIRs to annotate registration data records with stuff like "valid/invalid contact information” (accessible programmatically via RDAP) and allow ISPs to build filters based on that annotation.
> But yes, this has been debated many times and nothing ever seems to get done.

RBL / BGP blackholes based on bad registration info?

Could work.


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