[anti-abuse-wg] Whois database accuracy
Brian Nisbet brian.nisbet at heanet.ie
Thu Oct 22 16:18:06 CEST 2009
Tobias, >>> I use to report spam to the spam abuse mailboxes which are defined by >>> the whois database. >> Which one?? > > Good question. We (abusix) are trying to get a new Best Practice done. > > Please have a look at the attachment. That's a first draft to get a > standardized place for abuse addresses. Once this is done and accepted > as a best practice we could take the next step and try to get it > mandatory and lets see what will happen than. I'm not sure if there is any disagreement amongst the community that the best practice is to have clearly marked abuse contact information. However, with this agreement in mind, what do you consider the benchmark of having your best practice suggestions formally accepted, by your standards? >>> Who can I contact in order to ensure the Whois database is tidied up. >>> >>> I tried to reach the top registry of the domain (-l whois option). >>> >>> However nobody is fixing those reference databases ! >>> >>> Could we possibly disconnect the network which aren't tidying their >>> whois records ? > > > We had some good effort by doing the global reporting thing. Possibly > you wanna join us and report your stuff globally. If you need helpor > some scripts for ARF reporting. Let me know. I should note at this point that there was no voices raised in support of abusix's manner of reporting at the WG session in Lisbon. While obviously there are those who do support your methodology, I would contend that this support is not community wide. Tobias, to be honest, I'm not sure what the victory conditions are for your feelings on abuse mailboxes/contacts. I don't think anyone is arguing (or certainly not here) that they are useful and should be properly in place, but I'm not at all sure you will receive backing to make them mandatory. However, we'll never find that out until a policy is proposed to the RIPE community. Regards, Brian.