ARIN-PPML Message

[ppml] Policy Proposal 2006-1: Residential Customer Privacy - Abandoned

The ARIN Advisory Council (AC), acting under the provisions of the ARIN
Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process (IRPEP), has reviewed policy
proposal 2006-1: Residential Customer Privacy. It has determined that
there is no community consensus in favor of the proposal and should thus
be abandoned. The AC made this determination at their meeting at the
conclusion of the ARIN Public Policy meeting on 12 October 2006. The
results of the AC meeting were reported by the Chair of the AC at the
member meeting. This report can be found at
http://www.arin.net/meetings/minutes/ARIN_XVIII/mem.html

In order for this proposal to be further considered the author must use
the last call petition process as defined in the ARIN Internet Resource
Policy Evaluation Process. This policy will be considered to be
abandoned if the author of the proposal does not initiate a last call
petition by 23:59, Eastern Time, 20 October 2006.

The current policy proposal text is provided below and is also available
http://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2006_1.html

The ARIN Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process can be found at
http://www.arin.net/policy/irpep.html.

Regards,

Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)


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Policy Proposal 2006-1: Residential Customer Privacy

Policy statement

Proposal type: modify (NRPM sections 4.2.3.7.6 and 6.5.5.1)

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 block.

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".

Policy Rationale

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.