[ppml] Policy Proposal 2006-1: Residential Customer Privacy
On January 26, 2006, the ARIN Advisory Council concluded its review of
proposed policy 'Residential Customer Privacy' and agreed to forward
it as a formal proposal for discussion by the community. This proposal
is designated Policy Proposal 2006-1: Residential Customer Privacy. The
policy proposal text is below and can be found at:
All persons in the community are encouraged to discuss Policy Proposal
2006-1 in the weeks leading to the ARIN Public Policy Meeting in
Montreal scheduled for April 10-11, 2006. Both the discussion on the
Public Policy Mailing List and at the public policy meeting will be used
to determine the community consensus regarding this policy proposal.
The ARIN Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process can be found at:
ARIN's Policy Proposal Archive can be found at:
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
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Policy Proposal Name: Residential Customer Privacy
Author: Samuel Weiler
Proposal type: modify (NRPM sections 188.8.131.52.6 and 184.108.40.206)
Policy Term: permanent
An organization with downstream residential customers may
substitute that organization's name for the customer's name,
e.g. 'Private customer - XYZ Network', and the customer's entire
address may be replaced with 'Private Residence'. Each private
downstream residential reassignment must have accurate upstream
Abuse and Technical POCs visible on the WHOIS record for that
NRPM Section 3.2 on Distributed Information Server Use
Requirements (from policy proposal 2003-5) is also updated by
striking the words "that includes displaying only the city, state,
zip code, and country".
This policy allows for a residential customer's entire physical
address to be suppressed, not just the street name and number. It
also removes the US-centric phrases "state" and "zip code" from
the NRPM, reflecting ARIN's broader service area.
In many cases, a postal code or even a city name can identify few
enough individuals, particularly considering the set of those
likely to have their own IP assignments, that the intent of policy
proposal 2003-3 is constructively defeated.
Timetable for implementation: Immediately upon approval.