[arin-ppml] Clarify /29 assignment identification requirement


  1. Policy Proposal Name: Clarify /29 assignment identification requirement
  2. Proposal Originator
        1. name: William Herrin
        2. email: bill at
        3. telephone: 703-534-2652
        4. organization: self
  3. Proposal Version: 2.0
  4. Date: 5/4/2012
  5. Proposal type: new
  6. Policy term: permanent
  7. Policy statement:

ARIN is precluded from from requesting Personally Identifiable
Information (PII) about ISP customers holding fewer than 8 IP

  8. Rationale:

Per ,
ARIN considers the /29 border for identifying customers called out
seven distinct times in the NRPM to apply only to publication of such
records. Author contends that excluding law enforcement action to
which ARIN is generally not party, the identities of such small
consumers of IP addresses are a private matter between the ISP
and its customer.

Per ,
it is not possible for an NRPM policy to direct that a given ARIN
behavior be undertaken only as a last resort. So, this version of
the proposal simply prohibits ARIN from collecting PII about
sub-/29 registrants instead of authorizing it only as a last resort.

  9. Timetable for implementation: immediate


William D. Herrin ................ herrin at  bill at
3005 Crane Dr. ...................... Web: <>
Falls Church, VA 22042-3004