ACSP Consultation 2012.4: New Bulk Whois Terms of Use (ToU)

Consultation Tracking Information

  • Requested By: Staff
  • Status: Closed
  • Comments Opened: Linked to Discussion Archives: 26 March 2012
  • Comments Closed: 26 April 2012
  • Suggestion Number: n/a

Consultation Description

ARIN is seeking community input regarding proposed changes to the Terms of Use (ToU) for bulk copies of ARIN Whois data. The current Terms of Use are contained on the Bulk Whois Request Form is available at:  

The proposed changes contained in the new Terms of Use are two-fold. First, ARIN is aligning standard service language across all of its service agreements, and hence changes in the proposed ToU reflect the changes previously made to the Registration Services Agreement (RSA), Legacy RSA, etc. Second, the proposed changes to the Bulk Whois ToU further clarify permissible and impermissible uses of the Bulk Whois data.

The proposed ToU can be found here:

ARIN is seeking comments regarding this proposed change through the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process (ACSP), available at:

Please submit your comments to the You can subscribe to the arin-consult mailing list at:

Discussion on will close at noon EDT, 26 April 2012.

ARIN Actions

New Bulk Whois Terms of Use (ToU) published on 9 July 2012