[tforum] Fwd: [NTAC] The Importance of Maintaining Accurate Whois Data

Joe Breen joe.breen at utah.edu
Wed Apr 13 07:36:58 MDT 2016

Something of possible interest, or at least something to check for those
with DNS servers ...

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Spears, Christopher M. <cspears at oar.net>
Date: Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 3:05 PM
Subject: Re: [NTAC] The Importance of Maintaining Accurate Whois Data
To: David Farmer <farmer at umn.edu>
Cc: Quilt Discuss <discuss at thequilt.net>, "ntac at internet2.edu" <
ntac at internet2.edu>

ARIN RWhois now reports if an individual POC has not been validated, so
it’s fairly easy to determine if you (as a POC) need to do something.

ARIN also generates a report of Resources without _any_ validated
contacts.   This is something I run against our tables monthly, as well as
the Internet2 tables (for resources in the ARIN region).   There’s a fair
amount of stale POC data for resources in our community.   Another logical
conclusion of having outdated - or flat out wrong - information is
revocation of resources.   You can’t pay the bill if you don’t get it.   I
come across this, too, though to a far lesser extent.


On Apr 11, 2016, at 12:14 PM, David Farmer <farmer at umn.edu> wrote:

> ARIN released an excellent article about the Importance of Maintaining
Accurate Whois Data.
> With IPv4 run out, there is an increased financial motive for
fraudulently transfer of Internet Number Resources, especially IPv4
addresses, and it's a possible DOS attack vector too.  The best defence is
ensuring your Internet Number Resources have accurate Whois Data.  The
easiest way to do this is to respond to the Annual POC Validation you
receive from ARIN.  If you don't remember receiving and responding to this
in the last year then it's probably a good idea to double check the
registration information for all your internet number resources.
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