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[arin-ppml] IPv6 and WHOIS - Work Needed?

Hail PPML!

Many of you have likely seen this article (or a similar one[1][2]) by
now: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57453738-83/fbi-dea-warn-ipv6-could-shield-criminals-from-police/

The question it seems to raise for us is: "Will ARIN and the other
RIRs maintain accurate WHOIS for IPv6 long term, or will law
enforcement feel the need to step in directly?"

This was the primary focus of ARIN-2011-7: Compliance
Requirement[3][4] which was abandoned after the spring PPM. Does
anyone here feel that further work is needed in this space? I would be
more than happy to help create new, more acceptable policy to address
this potential issue. Feel free to respond here or contact me
off-list.

Cheers,
~Chris

[1] - http://www.theverge.com/2012/6/20/3098246/fbi-dea-ipv6-traceability-legislation
[2] - http://gizmodo.com/5919831/fbi-ipv6-could-shield-criminals-from-the-police
[3] - https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2011_7.html
[4] - http://chrisgrundemann.com/index.php/2012/arin-update-apr2012-part2-draft-policies/


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@ChrisGrundemann
http://chrisgrundemann.com