How to Update/Delete Unprotected Object on Afrinic Whois.
An unprotected object is one which can be modified or deleted without any authentication method. It is recommended to protect individual objects with a mntner object. The mntner is referenced by the "mnt-by:" attribute in the object (creation of mntner object is not explained on this page).
Note: After it has been created, the “person:” attribute cannot be updated. Same applies for the “role:” attribute. To update these attributes, you will have to delete the object and re-create it with the new value.
Follow the steps below to update an Unprotected object:
3. In the example below we will update the address and add a second phone number.
4. After the changes has been made, click on "Submit". You should see "Object Successfully Update!" below;
5. You may query the Whois to verify the Person object. E.g the query "-rB john smith" now gives the output below;
Follow the steps below to delete an Unprotected object:
Note that if the object is referenced in another object, you must first de-reference it from the object by modifying the object that contains it to remove the primary key of the object you want to delete. For example, you cannot delete a person object if it is still referenced in a role object, you must first modify the role object, remove the primary key of the person object, then you can delete the person object.