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    Improving APNIC Whois Data Quality George Kuo, APNIC

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    Overview •  What are we improving and why? •  What has been done and what are we going to do? •  What are your thoughts and comments?

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    APNIC Members/ LIRS

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    Resource information Routing information

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    Customer assignment

    Contact information

    Email addresses Phone numbers Fax numbers Organization addresses …… …… …....

    IPv4 or v6 routes Route filters AS numbers ….. ...... ......

    The APNIC Whois Database

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    What whois data are we improving ?

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    Customer assignment

    APNIC is responsible for registering the resources delegated to the Members Eg: IPv4, IPv6 & AS number records

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    Whois database is used to … •  Support policy requirements

    –  allocation & assignment

    •  Support Internet operations –  Network trouble shooting –  Route filtering and configuration

    •  Report network abuse activities –  Government/LEA/Cert community

    •  Help Internet research and development

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    Whois

    Who will benefit from quality data?

    APNIC and NIRs

    Members

    End users

    Law enforcement

    agencies

    Governments

    CERT Community

    Research organizations

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    What really matters? •  Availability

    –  The system is always available for use

    •  Reliability –  Registration information that can be trusted

    •  Quality –  Up-to-date contact information

    •  Historical data –  AKA “whowas”

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    What has been done to help improve data quality of APNIC data?

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    2013 2015 2017

    APNIC data quality improvement journey

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    Create

    awareness

    Improve

    tools

    Establish

    Whois guidelines

    Engage

    Members

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    Improve IRT contacts

    Improve invalid contact reporting

    Remove ‘orphan’ objects

    Make contact updates possible anytime

    Establish Whois guidelines

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    What are we going to do to improve APNIC data?

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    APNIC can not do this alone

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    Involve APNIC Members in 2016 •  We need help from the Members to provide updated information

    timely •  Face-to-face meeting with APNIC Members at events such as

    APNIC conferences, regional meetings, Member gathering, NOG forums…etc –  Review Members’ corporate, technical and billing contacts and whois

    records of APNIC delegation

    •  Get feedback on whois data quality improvement –  How can it be done differently in the future? –  What else can be done ?

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    Is this enough to improve all whois data?

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    Resource delegation Routing information

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    Customer assignment

    Contact information

    Email addresses Phone numbers Fax numbers Organization addresses …… …… …....

    IPv4 or v6 routes Route filters AS numbers ….. ...... ......

    What about the data not contributed by APNIC ?

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    Data contributed by resource holders

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    APNIC receives quite a lot of invalid contact reports and inquiries about customer assignment records and other records such as routing information

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    How can we work together to improve data quality for all whois data?

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    What are your thoughts and comments?

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    Thank you!