ACSP Suggestion 2023.12: Allow Greater Flexibility in Advanced Whois-RWS Search


Author: Tom Fantacone   
Submitted On: 24 August 2023

Description: Allow greater flexibility in Advanced Whois-RWS Search including partial matches. Current searches require an exact match, including exact punctuation. A search for “ABC Corp” currently shows no results even if there’s an existing “ABC Corp.” (with period).

Value to Community: Organizations trying to determine if they have multiple Org IDs and wishing to clean this up have a hard time searching for these unless they know the exact spelling, abbreviation or punctuation used. Partial matches would be a big help.

Timeframe: Not specified

Status: Open   Updated: 07 September 2023

Tracking Information

ARIN Comment

7 September 2023

Thank you for your suggestion, numbered 2023.12 upon confirmed receipt, asking that ARIN allow greater flexibility in Advanced Whois-RWS search results. ARIN has reviewed this suggestion, and it will be considered for future prioritization as part of a group of Whois-RWS improvements. Your suggestion will remain open until implemented.

Thank you for participating in the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process.


American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)