ARIN-PPML Message

ARIN Policy Proposal 2002-8

ARIN welcomes feedback and discussion about the following policy
proposal in the weeks leading to the ARIN Public Policy Meeting
in Eugene, Oregon, scheduled for October 30-31, 2002. All feedback
received on the mailing list about this policy proposal will be
included in the discussions that will take place at the upcoming
Public Policy Meeting.

This policy proposal discussion will take place on the ARIN Public
Policy Mailing List (ppml at arin.net).  Subscription information is
available at http://www.arin.net/mailing_lists/index.html

Richard Jimmerson
Director of Operations
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

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Policy Proposal 2002-8: Privatizing POC Information

ARIN's new database allows an organization to designate several points
of contact for their organization and resource records.  Available types
of POCs are Admin, Technical, Abuse, and NOC.  If an organization
designates several POCs for the management of their organization or
resource records in the ARIN database, they are made available via ARIN
WHOIS.  In order for a point of contact to conduct resource
administration for a given resource record in the ARIN database, that
POC does have to be associated with the resource record in the ARIN
database, and therefore is listed in ARIN WHOIS.

It is proposed organizations be able to designate certain points of
contact as hidden from ARIN WHOIS, with the exception that, at the
minimum, one point of contact be viewable.

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