Call for Consultation: ARIN WHOIS Directory Services

Posted: Mon, 23 Jul 2007

ARIN received a suggestion to allow CIDR style queries to the ARIN WHOIS directory service. In addition to this enhancement, ARIN would like to explore other possible modifications that the community desires. ARIN requests that you provide specific feedback as to what additional WHOIS enhancements would benefit you and why they are needed.

Please submit your suggestions and feedback to the You can subscribe to the arin-consult mailing list at

Discussion on will close at noon ET 27 July. A poll on the topic will be conducted beginning Tuesday, 31 July. Only subscribers on the list when the poll opens will be eligible to participate.

Poll results will be publicly available and will be used by the ARIN President to help determine what course of action, if any, ARIN should take regarding the subject.

The ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process documentation is available at:

We welcome community-wide participation.  Please address any process questions to


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