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- APNIC Whois role object - Proposed changes (George Odagi)
- Re: APNIC Whois role object - Proposed changes (Anupam Agrawal)
Message: 1 Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2021 04:53:07 +0000 From: George Odagi firstname.lastname@example.org To: "email@example.com" firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [sig-policy] APNIC Whois role object - Proposed changes Message-ID: PS1PR04MB2774476F4F8F4C6FCE855BE1DD3E9@PS1PR04MB2774.apcprd04.prod.outlook.com
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Dear Community Members,
In light of the recent discussion about abuse role objects that were created as a result of prop-125, we would like to share background information about this implementation and consult with the community.
APNIC acknowledges this is a known issue caused by a limitation in whois ? which requires the phone number and country attributes to be mandatory in role objects. The abuse role objects are auto-generated from IRT objects, where the phone number attribute is optional and the country attribute which does not exist. This resulted in populating the phone number with '+000000000' in the event no phone number was provided in the IRT object and using the country 'ZZ' to indicate the country is unspecified in the IRT object.
The current whois versions in the RIPE NCC and AFRINIC do not include the country attribute and the phone number attribute is treated as optional in role objects - for example, see RIPE NCC's template below:
Attribute Name Presence Repeat Indexed role: mandatory single lookup key address: mandatory multiple phone: optional multiple fax-no: optional multiple e-mail: mandatory multiple lookup key org: optional multiple inverse key admin-c: optional multiple inverse key tech-c: optional multiple inverse key nic-hdl: mandatory single primary/lookup key remarks: optional multiple notify: optional multiple inverse key abuse-mailbox: optional* multiple inverse key mnt-by: mandatory multiple inverse key created: generated single last-modified: generated single source: mandatory single
A potential solution would be to upgrade APNIC's whois code to duplicate these whois rules. Doing so would result in removing the country attribute from APNIC's role objects altogether, in addition to making the phone number attribute optional. This would ensure that information is accurately reflected in the IRT and abuse role objects.
We would like to hear your feedback or concerns about this proposed change. We plan to present more details during APNIC 52.
George Odagi Senior Internet Resource & Policy Analyst, APNIC e: email@example.com p: +61 7 3858 3188 f: +61 7 3858 3199 www.apnic.net _______________________________________________________ Join the conversation: https://blog.apnic.net/