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[consult] Community Consultation - Daily Publication of IP Addresses Issued and Returned

ARIN would like to consult the community on the merits of the second 
part of Suggestion 2008-2 [excerpt below, full suggestion at bottom]:

"In addition, ARIN should publish a report of addresses returned, and 
addresses issued, in the form of a mailing list (with daily email) and 
an RSS feed. This will only contain allocations/assignments made 
directly by ARIN or address blocks returned to ARIN's free pool. The 
intent is that RBL operators can subscribe to such a feed and keep their 
own lists clean."

Although there is some merit in allowing the community prompt visibility 
to both the IP blocks being returned to ARIN's available pool of 
addresses and the IP blocks being issued by ARIN to the community, we 
also see this as a potential target for abuse. Specifically, certain 
parties may take the opportunity to use and announce IP addresses from 
these ranges without having the administrative authority to do so.  To 
that end, there are two questions we like to ask the community:

1) Does the community think that the merits of this proposal outweigh 
the potential for abuse?

2) If the merits do outweigh the abuse, what sorts of suggestions do you 
have to mitigate potential for abuse?


Discussion on this list will close at 5:00 PM EDT 10 April. Depending 
upon the discussion, ARIN may decide to conduct a poll on the topic 
during the following week. Only subscribers on the consult at arin.net list 
when the poll opens will be eligible to participate.

The ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process documentation is available at:
http://www.arin.net/about_us/corp_docs/acsp.html.

We welcome community-wide participation.  Please address any process 
questions to info at arin.net.

Regards,

Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

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2008.2
Submitted 01-17-2008 05:39:14
ARIN should track all RBLs, DUNS and similar IP address blacklists.
Then, when an address block is re-issued to another organization or 
returned from an organization, ARIN should check these lists. If 
addresses from the re-issued block are found on one of the lists, then 
ARIN should attempt to inform the list maintainer.

In addition, ARIN should publish a report of addresses returned, and 
addresses issued, in the form of a mailing list (with daily email) and 
an RSS feed. This will only contain allocations/assignments made 
directly by ARIN or address blocks returned to ARIN's free pool. The 
intent is that RBL operators can subscribe to such a feed and keep their 
own lists clean.