Outcome of Community Consultation

Posted: Tue, 08 May 2007

The result of Suggestion 2007.2, sent through the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process and asking for the removal of the 256 WHOIS query results limit, was an ARIN community consultation and polling. Links to the consultation mailing list discussion and polling results are available on the ARIN website at:


Although the poll elicited very few strong opinions on whether or not to increase the query results, ARIN feels that there was enough community interest expressed in this topic that it merits further consideration.

Consequently, we will not raise the WHOIS query results limit at this time, but will conduct testing of an increase to determine the impact on performance of the current system. The testing will be scheduled in our work plan in consonance with our current work load.


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