Policy Proposal 2001-7

Member Services memsvcs at arin.net
Fri Sep 28 13:16:32 EDT 2001

ARIN welcomes feedback and discussion about the following policy
proposal in the weeks leading to the ARIN Public Policy and Members
meetings in Miami, scheduled for October 28 - 31, 2001.  All feedback
received on the mailing lists about this policy proposal will be 
included in the discussions that will take place in Miami.

ARIN currently provides a bulk copy of WHOIS output only to organizations 
that will use the data for technical research purposes and sign an 
acceptable use policy.  Point of contact information is excluded from 
these bulk copies.

APNIC and RIPE NCC provide bulk copies of their WHOIS output on their 
FTP sites for any organization that wishes to obtain the data providing 
they agree to the acceptable use policy that accompanies the data.

  Proposal:  It is proposed ARIN provide a bulk copy of WHOIS output,
             minus point of contact information, on the ARIN FTP site 
             for download by any organization that wishes to obtain the 
             data providing they agree to ARIN's acceptable use policy 
             that would accompany the data.  

This policy proposal discussion will take place on the database 
working group mailing list (dbwg at arin.net).  Subscription information 
is available at http://www.arin.net/members/mailing.htm

Richard Jimmerson
Director of Operations
American Registry for Internet Numbers

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