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Re: ARIN Whois Update

  • From: Network Operations Center
  • Date: Mon Mar 09 13:03:00 1998

	Hello All,   This -really- hinders the use of '.' in a
	query IE:

	whois -h "net nwrain."

	or even

	whois -h "net nwrain-arin."
	Especially since IT DOESN'T EXIST.

	What form of Regexp is being implimented for these Queries ?

				Tia,  NOC (JimL)

On Fri, 6 Mar 1998, Kim Hubbard wrote:
> Effective Sunday, March 8, 1998 all ARIN Point of Contact (POC) handles
> will have a -ARIN extension.  This is being done to differentiate between
> the various registry handles.
> All POC handles currently listed in the ARIN database will have the
> -ARIN extension added to them and newly created ARIN handles will
> include -ARIN.
> Searching for POC handles in ARIN's Whois requires the addition of the
> -ARIN extension to the handle, e.g., JS1-ARIN.  Handle queries that do 
> not use the -ARIN extention will result in a "no matches found".
> When submitting templates to ARIN please include the -ARIN extension
> when listing a pre-existing POC handle.  
> Thanks,
> Kim Hubbard
> American Registry for Internet Numbers