I reported to the RIPE WHOIS database maintainer a problem with the contact details for an address allocation within their range - emails to the contact email address were returned with the comment "Name service error for name, type=A: Host found but no data record of requested type".
The response from the RIPE Database Manager [ firstname.lastname@example.org] was enlightening:-
"Thank you for your email regarding out of date contact data in the RIPE database.
There may be options we could pursue to check the validity of the contact data in the objects in the RIPE Database. Where we have a direct relationship with the owners of these objects we could request that they update this information. But we do not have a mandate from the RIPE community to allocate any resources to this activity. If you feel this should have a higher priority then you may raise the issue on the Database Working Group or Antispam Working Group or Address Policy Working Group mailing lists."
In simpler terms - our database is out of date but we couldn't care less about updating it even when you point out an obvious error.
Way to go. I have suggested that their logo should be an ostrich with its head in the sand.