ACSP Suggestion 2021.16: Add New Optional Legal Service Point of Contact


Author: William Herrin   
Submitted On: 16 September 2021

Description: Add a new optional type of POC: “Legal Service.”

Value to Community: Organizations often have a specific address where they accept legal service such as subpoenas or DMCA complaints. It would be useful to convey that information via whois.

Timeframe: Not specified

Status: Closed   Updated: 18 January 2022

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ARIN Comment

18 January 2022

Thank you for your suggestion, numbered 2021.16 on confirmed receipt, asking that we add a new optional Legal Point of Contact field for organizations. After reviewing your suggestion, we have determined that maintaining a Legal Point of Contact field is beyond the scope of the core Whois service. However, registrants have the ability to include legal-related contact information in the Public Comments field if they wish to share this optional information.

Because the existing Public Comments field is available for registrants to provide this type of optional information, we are closing your suggestion. We thank you for your participation in ARIN’s Consultation and Suggestion Process.


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