Category: Data Accuracy
ARIN Taking a Hard Line on Fraud Pays Off In Precedent-Setting Criminal Trial and Conviction
As we noted in back in May 2019, federal prosecutors from the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina announced their indictment of Amir Golestan and his company, Micfo, LLC, for defrauding ARIN.
ARIN’s Whois: What Data is Public Information and How Can it be Accessed?
Leslie Nobile, Senior Director, Trust and Public Safety, explains the ins and outs of what data is publicly accessible in ARIN's Whois and how it can be accessed.
Why is ARIN Contacting Me about My Info in Whois?
Have you recently received a request from ARIN to verify your contact information in Whois? Lisa Liedel explains why you may have received this message and what you need to do next in light of ARIN's annual Whois point of contact (POC) validation policy
Working Together to Prevent Number Resource Fraud
John Curran, ARIN CEO & President, refreshes TeamARIN readers about how ARIN handles Internet number resource fraud reporting and related investigations, and how you can work with us to prevent Internet number resource fraud.
ARIN’s RDAP and Whois Services: Getting the Information You Need
You've been using a “Whois” tool for years to look up network-related information. There have been some recent changes at ARIN to our search services, and you might be wondering what tools ARIN now provides to look up public registration data for Internet resources. Here’s a quick primer to let you know about what we offer.
Taking a Hard Line on Fraud
ARIN is committed to protecting the resources entrusted to us. Stephen M. Ryan, ARIN General Counsel, shares how ARIN's staff actively investigates suspected cases of fraud, and what you should do if you suspect fraud.
How Does ARIN Handle Reports of Route Hijacking?
We take reports of route hijacking very seriously, and do whatever we can to address these issues. John Sweeting, Senior Director of Registration Services, explains the steps his team takes when they receive a report.
A New Use for RDAP
We’ve been busy working on a new Origin Autonomous System (AS) query feature for you! You can now use RDAP to query the Origin AS Field. Andy Newton, Chief Engineer, explains how.
Attention All Legacy Space Holders: How to Keep Your Whois Data Accurate and Why It’s Important
Leslie Nobile, Senior Director of Global Registry Knowledge, dispels misconceptions regarding Legacy Space Holders and accurate Whois information.
Show "Someone's Home" By Validating Your Point of Contact
If you don’t keep your Point of Contact (POC) up-to-date and validated, it may look like “no one’s home” which can lead to unsavory activities. Lisa Liedel, Resource Services Manager, explains the various ways you can validate your POC.
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