Whois Output Consultation is Now Closed

Posted: Monday, 03 June 2013

The ARIN community consultation on a proposed change to Whois output for certain /8 records is now closed. We thank everyone who voiced their opinion regarding this consultation. Based on feedback received and internal staff deliberation, ARIN's directory services (Whois and Whois-RWS) will be modified to publish only the DA or DS record for an allocation made in a /8 where another RIR manages that particular /8. If there is no corresponding DA or DS record in ARIN's service for that /8, ARIN will publish the /8 of the authoritative RIR and the referral to that particular RIR's directory service.

This suggestion will be added to the list of outstanding projects awaiting prioritization found at:


Communications and Member Services

American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)