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[arin-ppml] Use of the specified transfer policy

On Feb 15, 2011, at 1:55 PM, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> John, I think one possible difficulty on the fraud issue is that unlike
> both the civil and criminal justice system (in the united states, at any
> rate) none of the fraud proceedings are public.
> 
> If someone submits fraud evidence or even a strong suspicion based on
> research in the whois database + direct experience, is there feedback?

A fraud report results in a NRPM 12 resource review, and the address holder 
is an integral part of the review process.

> Are they included in the investigation?  If there is wrongdoing discovered
> are they informed of any punishments meted out?  Without this, it is
> understandable that people would feel fraud reports are going into a black
> hole - and the lack of publicity also does not create examples of what is
> and what isn't allowed.  Most human beings learn by example.

The resource holder is informed of any action, and we produce summary
reports for the community on the fraud reporting page.

> Martin, keep in mind that ARIN has no legal contract between it and
> a true "Legacy" resource holder as they never signed anything with them,
> and ARIN is not a governmental body.  It thus has little ability to bring
> proceedings against a legacy holder who is violating ARIN's NRPM

No proceedings are necessary to correct entries in the ARIN Whois database.
/John

John Curran
President and CEO
ARIN