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197.x.x.x is Afrinic not Arin


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The entire 197.x.x.x range is allocated by Afrinic (http://www.iana.org/assignments/ipv4-address-space/ipv4-address-space.xml), but Spamcop is checking Arin's whois and attempting to report to Afrinic instead of looking up the contacts in Afrinic's whois.

The parser says:

Tracking details
Display data:
"whois 197.64.85.233[at]whois.arin.net" (Getting contact from whois.arin.net )
Found AbuseEmail in whois abusepoc[at]afrinic.net
197.0.0.0 - 197.255.255.255:abusepoc[at]afrinic.net
Routing details for 197.64.85.233
Using abuse net on abusepoc[at]afrinic.net
abuse net afrinic.net = abuse.tiws[at]telefonica.com, abuse[at]tinet.net, sysadmin[at]afrinic.net, abusepoc[at]afrinic.net, abuse[at]afrinic.net
Using best contacts abuse.tiws[at]telefonica.com abuse[at]tinet.net sysadmin[at]afrinic.net abusepoc[at]afrinic.net abuse[at]afrinic.net
abuse[at]tinet.net bounces (100 sent : 99 bounces)
Using abuse#tinet.net[at]devnull.spamcop.net for statistical tracking.

And whois.afrinic.net says:

$ whois 197.64.85.233
% This is the AfriNIC Whois server.

% Note: this output has been filtered.

% Information related to '197.64.0.0 - 197.64.127.255'

inetnum:		197.64.0.0 - 197.64.127.255
netname:		MTNSA-197-64-0-0-17
descr:		  Mobile Broadband Internet  Randburg
country:		ZA
admin-c:		MBIP-AFRINIC
tech-c:		 MBIP-AFRINIC
status:		 ASSIGNED PA
mnt-by:		 MTNBUSINESS-MNT
remarks:		report abuse to abuse[at]mtn.co.za
source:		 AFRINIC # Filtered
parent:		 197.64.0.0 - 197.79.255.255

role:			MTN Business IP Maintainer
address:	MTN Business
address:	Heron Place
address:	c/o Century Boulevard and Heron Crescent
address:	Stand no 6465
address:	Century City
address:	Cape Town
address:	South Africa
e-mail:			ip-maint[at]mtnbusiness.co.za
admin-c:	BH99-AFRINIC
tech-c:			BH99-AFRINIC
nic-hdl:	MBIP-AFRINIC
mnt-by:			MTNBUSINESS-MNT
source:			AFRINIC # Filtered

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