Is WHOIS going to go away?

Mike Hammett nanog at
Thu Apr 26 13:24:31 UTC 2018

I think I have received more e-mails from NANOG about WHOIS-derived SPAM in the past week than I have received actual WHOIS-derived SPAM in the past year. 

Mike Hammett 
Intelligent Computing Solutions 


----- Original Message -----

From: "valdis kletnieks" <valdis.kletnieks at> 
To: "Rob McEwen" <rob at> 
Cc: nanog at 
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 8:14:14 AM 
Subject: Re: Is WHOIS going to go away? 

On Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:47:24 -0400, Rob McEwen said: 

> SUGGESTION: Initially register with private registration - then change 
> it to regular non-hidden registration a few weeks later or so. 

That will work for about 2 weeks - until the people who currently run automated 
software looking for new registrations to spam fix their software to lurk until 
the new registration becomes non-hidden. 

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