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Re: Suggestion: Add contact entry to whois
Owen DeLong has declared that: > > > We already have Admin, Tech, and Billing. Would it be possible to consider > the addition of an Abuse contact in whois? I think that's an excellent idea - a couple added lines to the whois should not be a major redo - perhaps for exiting domains, initially have them default to the tech contact data until the domain owners get an opportunity to provide the added info. In terms of the larger number of issues we see these days, the contact info from whois tends to be woefully inadequate (and often out-of-date) at times. Equally important for the netblock entries in the ARIN whois database, too - is the listed coordinator really going get you to the right party quickly if one has a BGP issue that needs addressing in a timely manner for instance, or is it more often some party who does not understand/is unable to deal with the issue, with the actual working admin many hours away in the pecking order at the organization? For our org, the email goes directly to one who can take action immediately, but I suspect that for many organizations it is not. The added contact info I suspect would be quite a timesaver once in place. Pat M > > Owen > -- #include <std.disclaimer> Pat Myrto (pat at rwing dot ORG) Seattle WA What the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms really is: Our Freedom Insurance. Don't let the Statists or 'Those Who Know Best' elitists succeed in continuing attempts at diluting or nullifying it with claims that 'people' really means 'state', or that "You don't need it".