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ACSP Suggestion 2008.21: Add Non-ARIN Region IPv6 Space Referral Entries to WHOIS

Suggestion

Author:
Heather Schiller
Submitted On:
06 October 2008

ARIN WHOIS db should consider having place holder/referal entries for non-ARIN region IPv6 space, as they do for IPv4.

IPv4 Example: 212.100.0.0

OrgName: RIPE Network Coordination Centre
OrgID: RIPE
Address: P.O. Box 10096
City: Amsterdam
StateProv:
PostalCode: 1001EB
Country: NL

ReferralServer: whois://whois.ripe.net:43

NetRange: 212.0.0.0 - 212.255.255.255
CIDR: 212.0.0.0/8
NetName: RIPE-NCC-212
NetHandle: NET-212-0-0-0-1
Parent:
NetType: Allocated to RIPE NCC
NameServer: NS-PRI.RIPE.NET
NameServer: NS3.NIC.FR
NameServer: SUNIC.SUNET.SE
NameServer: NS-EXT.ISC.ORG
NameServer: SEC1.APNIC.NET
NameServer: SEC3.APNIC.NET
NameServer: TINNIE.ARIN.NET
Comment: These addresses have been further assigned to users in
Comment: the RIPE NCC region. Contact information can be found in
Comment: the RIPE database at http://www.ripe.net/whois
RegDate: 1997-11-14
Updated: 2005-08-03

# ARIN WHOIS database, last updated 2008-10-05 19:10


IPv6 Example:

No match found for 2001:0600:1007:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000.
# ARIN WHOIS database, last updated 2008-10-05 19:10

Entry in RIPE:

% Information related to '2001:600:1007::/48'

inet6num: 2001:600:1007::/48
netname: EHO-IPv6
descr: Enno Hofmann
country: DE
admin-c: EHO-RIPE
tech-c: EHO-RIPE
status: ASSIGNED
mnt-by: MCI-EU-IPv6WG-MNT
mnt-lower: MCI-EU-IPv6WG-MNT
source: RIPE # Filtered

Timeframe:  Immediate

Status:
Closed
Updated:
 23 October 2008

Tracking Information

ARIN Comment

 23 October 2008

ARIN is continually evaluating ways to better serve our community. Your suggestion that ARIN "consider having place holder/referral entries for non-ARIN region IPv6 as they do for IPv4" is valuable to the community. As a result, this suggestion will be implemented within 30 days.