Category: Data Accuracy

Is Your Whois Data Stuck in the Past?

Is Your Whois Data Stuck in the Past?

 • Suzanne Rogers

Discover how inaccurate Whois data can impact you and your organization’s ability to interact with ARIN in a quick and timely manner.

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How You Can Help Prevent Fraud at ARIN

How You Can Help Prevent Fraud at ARIN

 • Jon Worley

Jon Worley, Technical Services Manager at ARIN, discusses the process you can use to report suspected fraud abuse at ARIN.

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How Whois Accuracy Impacts Public Safety

How Whois Accuracy Impacts Public Safety

 • Leslie Nobile

There are a wide variety of public uses for Whois data, including ensuring public safety. From a public safety perspective, failure to have accurate Whois information can present many challenges which Leslie Nobile, Senior Director of Global Registry Knowledge, discusses.

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A Quick Guide to ARIN’s Whois

A Quick Guide to ARIN’s Whois

 • Leslie Nobile

To help you get a better understanding of how to use ARIN’s Whois service, we’ve developed a Quick Guide to ARIN’s Whois.

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RDAP: Whois for the Modern World

RDAP: Whois for the Modern World

 • Andy Newton

RDAP was given official standards status last year by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and was quickly adopted by all the RIRs. But the IETF didn’t just design RDAP for IP network registrations and ASNs. RDAP was also designed to model the data in Domain Name Registries (DNRs) and has extension mechanisms for other registry types.

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The Importance of Maintaining Accurate Whois Data

The Importance of Maintaining Accurate Whois Data

 • Leslie Nobile

The main purpose of ARIN's Whois directory service is fairly clear-cut: maintain and display accurate registration records of who has the rights of use to a particular Internet Number resource. Simple enough, right?

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the New Whois: RDAP

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the New Whois: RDAP

 • Andy Newton

In the summer of 2015, you may have heard about a new service ARIN was rolling out called the Registration Data Access Protocol, or RDAP. Perhaps you understood that it was intended to be a successor to the Whois protocol, but you weren’t clear on the specifics. Maybe you weren’t even aware of the need for a replacement. And come on, what really makes RDAP better than Whois? The answer is a lot and if you’re not using it by now, you should be.

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Registry Data Access Protocol (RDAP): A Common Whois System

Registry Data Access Protocol (RDAP): A Common Whois System

 • Andy Newton

For decades the only common method for accessing data in all the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) has been Whois. Unfortunately, as a protocol, Whois does not specify any queries or responses making true interoperability between RIRs very difficult. This situation is even worse for domain registries.

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