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For this reason, ARIN has suspended Cogent Communications’ use of ARIN’s Whois database effective today and continuing for a period of six months. For additional details please refer tohttps://www.arin.net/vault/about_us/corp_docs/20200106_whois_tos_violation.pdf ARIN will restore Cogent’s access to the Whois database at an earlier time if Cogent meets certain conditions, including instructing its sales personnel not to engage in the prohibited solicitation activities.
Given the otherwise general availability of ARIN Whois, it is quite possible that Cogent personnel may evade the suspension via various means and continue their solicitation. If that does occur, please inform us (via firstname.lastname@example.org), as ARIN is prepared to extend the suspension and/or bring appropriate legal action.j2networks family of sites