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Spam due to new ARIN allocation
We recently received a new ASN from ARIN - you know what that means... the sales vultures come out to play!

So far, it has resulted in spam from Cogent (which is, of course, to be expected), and now another company called "CapCon Networks" - http://www.capconnetworks.com. As far as I am aware, this practice is against ARIN's Terms of Use. Is it worth reporting to ARIN, or perhaps it's worth creating a List of People To Never Do Business With™, complete with these jokers, and other vultures that engage in similar tactics?

Regards,
Tim Burke
tim@burke.us
Re: Spam due to new ARIN allocation [ In reply to ]
On 8/2/19 7:32 PM, Tim Burke wrote:
> So far, it has resulted in spam from Cogent (which is, of course, to be expected), and now another company called "CapCon Networks" -http://www.capconnetworks.com. As far as I am aware, this practice is against ARIN's Terms of Use. Is it worth reporting to ARIN, or perhaps it's worth creating a List of People To Never Do Business With™, complete with these jokers, and other vultures that engage in similar tactics?

I'm not sure what you can really do to prevent it. It's the pain of
having publicly available whois data which I'd argue the usefulness of,
especially for ASNs, outweighs the spam potential for.

Just bin it and don't do business with them.

And yes, "CapCon Networks" also contacted me in a similar situation.
You can imagine how much I want to do business with them... Name and
shame, I guess.
--
Brandon Martin
Re: Spam due to new ARIN allocation [ In reply to ]
>
> Do it. I'd name and shame all of them.

Ryan

On Fri, Aug 2, 2019, 4:33 PM Tim Burke <tb@tburke.us> wrote:
>
>> We recently received a new ASN from ARIN - you know what that means...
>> the sales vultures come out to play!
>>
>> So far, it has resulted in spam from Cogent (which is, of course, to be
>> expected), and now another company called "CapCon Networks" -
>> http://www.capconnetworks.com. As far as I am aware, this practice is
>> against ARIN's Terms of Use. Is it worth reporting to ARIN, or perhaps it's
>> worth creating a List of People To Never Do Business With™, complete with
>> these jokers, and other vultures that engage in similar tactics?
>>
>> Regards,
>> Tim Burke
>> tim@burke.us
>>
>
Re: Spam due to new ARIN allocation [ In reply to ]
Tim -

When you have moment, could you forward both of those Whois spam messages to compliance@arin.net<mailto:compliance@arin.net> ?

Thanks!
/John

John Curran
President and CEO
American Registry for Internet Numbers]

On 2 Aug 2019, at 7:32 PM, Tim Burke <tb@tburke.us<mailto:tb@tburke.us>> wrote:

We recently received a new ASN from ARIN - you know what that means... the sales vultures come out to play!

So far, it has resulted in spam from Cogent (which is, of course, to be expected), and now another company called "CapCon Networks" - http://www.capconnetworks.com. As far as I am aware, this practice is against ARIN's Terms of Use. Is it worth reporting to ARIN, or perhaps it's worth creating a List of People To Never Do Business With™, complete with these jokers, and other vultures that engage in similar tactics?

Regards,
Tim Burke
tim@burke.us<mailto:tim@burke.us>
Re: Spam due to new ARIN allocation [ In reply to ]
Done, Sir. Thanks.

Tim Burke
tim@burke.us

On Sat, Aug 3, 2019, at 10:42 PM, John Curran wrote:
> Tim -
>
> When you have moment, could you forward both of those Whois spam messages to compliance@arin.net ?
>
> Thanks!
> /John
>
> John Curran
> President and CEO
> American Registry for Internet Numbers]
>
>
>> On 2 Aug 2019, at 7:32 PM, Tim Burke <tb@tburke.us> wrote:
>>
>> We recently received a new ASN from ARIN - you know what that means... the sales vultures come out to play!
>>
>> So far, it has resulted in spam from Cogent (which is, of course, to be expected), and now another company called "CapCon Networks" - http://www.capconnetworks.com. As far as I am aware, this practice is against ARIN's Terms of Use. Is it worth reporting to ARIN, or perhaps it's worth creating a List of People To Never Do Business With™, complete with these jokers, and other vultures that engage in similar tactics?
>>
>> Regards,
>> Tim Burke
>> tim@burke.us
Re: Spam due to new ARIN allocation [ In reply to ]
Oddly enough, I created a Z Org for legacy resources and got hit up on linked-in by IPv4 brokers as well as some spam from Cogent.

Annoying.

> On Aug 4, 2019, at 09:29, Tim Burke <tb@tburke.us> wrote:
>
> Done, Sir. Thanks.
>
> Tim Burke
> tim@burke.us
>
>> On Sat, Aug 3, 2019, at 10:42 PM, John Curran wrote:
>> Tim -
>>
>> When you have moment, could you forward both of those Whois spam messages to compliance@arin.net ?
>>
>> Thanks!
>> /John
>>
>> John Curran
>> President and CEO
>> American Registry for Internet Numbers]
>>
>>
>>> On 2 Aug 2019, at 7:32 PM, Tim Burke <tb@tburke.us> wrote:
>>>
>>> We recently received a new ASN from ARIN - you know what that means... the sales vultures come out to play!
>>>
>>> So far, it has resulted in spam from Cogent (which is, of course, to be expected), and now another company called "CapCon Networks" - http://www.capconnetworks.com. As far as I am aware, this practice is against ARIN's Terms of Use. Is it worth reporting to ARIN, or perhaps it's worth creating a List of People To Never Do Business With™, complete with these jokers, and other vultures that engage in similar tactics?
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Tim Burke
>>> tim@burke.us
>