Community Consultation Extended - Removal of WHOIS Query Result Limit

Posted: Mon, 19 Mar 2007

The call for discussion on is extended to Noon ET, Monday, 26 March.

ARIN is soliciting input from the community on a request to remove the ARIN WHOIS query limit of 256 results. Rather than raise the limit to an arbitrary number, ARIN requests that you provide your specific feedback as to what the query results limit should be. ARIN asks for feedback based on your experiences with using ARIN's WHOIS directory service. It would be of particular interest to ARIN to receive input from larger organizations with many registered resources or sub-delegations regarding an appropriate result limit.

The call for consultation and discussion to date is archived at:

Subscribe to and participate in the discussion and the subsequent community polling:

A poll on the topic will be conducted beginning Tuesday, 27 March. Subscribers on the list when discussion ends 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 suggestion.

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


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