[ppml] Policy Proposal 2006-6: Bulk WHOIS agreement expiration clarification - revised text

Policy Proposal 2006-6: Bulk WHOIS agreement expiration clarification
has been revised by the author. This proposal is open for discussion on
this mailing list.

The current policy proposal text is provided below and is also available


Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

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Policy Proposal Name: Bulk WHOIS agreement expiration clarification

Author: Bill Woodcock

Proposal Version: 1.1

Proposal type: Modify

Policy term: Permanent

Policy statement:

Text added to the end of "3.1. Bulk Copies of ARIN's WHOIS":

If no term of validity or expiration date is included in the policy or
AUP, it shall be deemed valid upon acceptance by ARIN and shall conclude
after thirty days notice by ARIN, immediately upon cancellation by the
other signatory, or immediately upon a violation of its terms. If an
expiration date is included, ARIN shall provide thirty days notice prior
to the expiration of an AUP agreement, in order that the data recipient
shall have the opportunity to receive uninterrupted service. ARIN shall
deliver notices to the other signatory by, at a minimum, email to an
administrative and a technical contact email address supplied by the

Policy Rationale

Presently, there is no expiration date specified in the AUP agreement or
in the policy. In practice, ARIN presently expires bulk WHOIS agreements
after one year, but this expiration practice appears to be informal and
undocumented. Likewise, in practice, notice of expiration is presently
sent to the email address from which the original application was
received, notwithstanding that this is unlikely to be the appropriate
role account for the purpose. There is presently no formal schedule for
expiration, and no formal notification mechanism for expiration or
violations. This policy attempts to formalize these processes.

Timetable for implementation: Immediate.