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whois.ripe.net -B

% This is the RIPE Database query service.
% The objects are in RPSL format.
% The RIPE Database is subject to Terms and Conditions.
% See http://www.ripe.net/db/support/db-terms-conditions.pdf

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inetnum: -
descr:		   netissime
country:		 FR
admin-c:		 BH1182-RIPE
tech-c:		  BH1182-RIPE
status:		  ASSIGNED PA
mnt-by:		  ELB-MNT
mnt-lower:	   ELB-MNT
mnt-routes:	  ELB-MNT
changed:		 ws[at]comalis.com 20081113
source:		  RIPE

person:		  Boulahbel  hichem
address:		 17 rue jean bourgey Villeurbanne 69100
phone:		   +33437430037
nic-hdl:		 Bh1182-RIPE
changed:		 bh[at]netissime.com 20041027
source:		  RIPE

% Information related to ''

origin:		  AS34274
mnt-by:		  elb-mnt
changed:		 bh[at]netissime.com 20050311
source:		  RIPE

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As would I, but after some digging around at RIPE¹, I can see why SpamCop is reluctant:


Do not use the email address in the "changed" line of the RIPE Database object. Look for abuse email addresses in the "remarks" field, or use the email address from the "tech-c" or "admin-c".
(they also refer to an optional 'abusemailbox' field here)

The only e-mail address listed for BH1182-RIPE is in a "changed" line. :rolleyes:

¹ I wanted to know what is the purpose of the -B flag (why hide details if you can show them with a switch) - didn't find anything.

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There was a proposal in 2006 to add the following to a RIPE policy document:

Registration data (range, contact information, status etc.) must be correct at all times (i.e. they have to be maintained). Every organisation controlling an IP address should provide at least one working contact e-mail address where notifications of abuse emanating from that IP address can be sent.
It was withdrawn as not enough consensus was reached.

Also some discussion in 2008 but no action.

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