FYI Re: [registrars] NSI Whois Filtering...
New followup - Registrars seem to be exempt, but their partners are not.
> In an effort to increase the efficiency of our systems, we
> are closely monitoring traffic coming to the WHOIS database. We have
> implemented a "manual" query limit and set that limit at 5000 queries per
> day. Logs will be checked at random several times every week. If an IP
> a specific Class C address has query rates above this threshold, they will
> be placed on a list that will not allow them to access our WHOIS. The
> organizations exempt from this filter are ICANN, ICANN Accredited
> Registrars, trademark companies, law enforcement agencies, and partners.
> Please send me a list of the of the IP addresses you use to query the
> as soon as possible.
> We need this information in order to prevent a partner's
> accidentally being blocked from using the query WHOIS. Please make sure
> that the addresses you provide are the actual IPs that travel over the
> Internet to our system, not IPs internal to your company's network. A
> of IP addresses is also acceptable. Please keep in mind that any
> organizations can be filtered if the nature of the abuse is detrimental to
> our systems. Having such data available allows us to know who we may be
> potentially shutting down before we do so.
> Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ross Wm. Rader" <email@example.com>
To: "Registrars@Dnso. Org" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Discuss-List@Opensrs.
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2001 11:06 AM
Subject: [registrars] NSI Whois Filtering...
> This was passed on to me today. If you start experiencing technical
> connecting to NSI's whois system, this new "security" process might be the
> > Dear Partners:
> > Please be advised that NSI is taking steps against Whois filtering
> > that has been deemed abusive and detrimental to our systems. So, in
> > order to prevent your organization from accidentally being blocked,
> > please send me a list of the IP addresses that your organization
> > uses to query our WHOIS. Please make sure that the addresses you
> > provide are the actual IP Addresses that travel over the Internet to
> > our system, not IP Addresses that are internal to your network. A
> > range of IP addresses is also acceptable.
> > Please submit these to me by COB July 30th, 2001.
> > If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to
> > ask.
> > Thank you for your cooperation in this matter,