The AFRINIC whois database is a public database and we recommend that all the objects therein are protected (usually by a maintainer object) to prevent unauthorised modifications.
It is recommended that all objects are protected. This is done using a mntner(maintainer) object. Practically, this means that in a certain object – such as a person – you refer to this mntner with the "mnt-by:" attribute. Follow the steps in the "Create a Mntner Object" page if you have not yet created a mntner object.
Note: In the new Whois Database version 2.3, person and role objects which at the time of creation do not have a "mnt-by" attribute, will have an auto-generated mntner which will protect the object. The password of that maintainer will be sent to the email address(es) specified in the "e-mail:" attribute(s) upon creation of the object.
Follow the steps below to protect your objects from unauthorised modifications: