[ARIN-consult] Call for Community Consultation – Changes to ARIN RSS Feed
info at arin.net
Tue Oct 6 16:23:50 EDT 2009
ARIN is seeking community input about potential changes to the RSS feed
that provides a daily report of address space returned to and issued by
ARIN. ARIN wants to ensure the data in this RSS feed is provided in the
manner most useful to the community.
To understand the data currently provided in this RSS feed, it is
important to define the terminology used to describe the different ways
number resources are recovered by ARIN. Revoked address space is space
that ARIN takes back from a registrant for non-payment of registration
fees. Reclaimed address space is space that ARIN takes back in response
to confirmed fraudulent activity by the registrant or someone else (i.e.
hijacking), OR because ARIN has found that the address space is not
being used by the original registrant (out of business) and there is no
evidence that the business was acquired or merged. Returned address
space is space that is voluntarily returned to ARIN by the registrant
because it is no longer in use and/or needed.
Each time that ARIN recovers an address block (regardless of the
recovery method) it is placed into hold status for one year to allow
adequate time to clear filters. Currently, this RSS feed is a daily
e-mail update listing the recovered address space (without attribution
to the recovery method) that has been released from hold status and is
available for re-issue to a new customer. The RSS feed also lists all
address space issued by ARIN that day.
Recently, there has been discussion by the community about:
1. Adding additional data to the RSS feed, including listing the address
space recovered and put into hold status each day
2. Enhancing the current RSS feed format and associated report that goes
out over a distribution only e-mail list using a XML format.
Please note that there may be some controversy associated with adding
address space to the RSS feed on the day it is recovered by ARIN. Some
individuals have expressed concern that advertising the date when space
is recovered would give a heads up to the “bad actors” and make the
space a target for abuse.
ARIN welcomes your feedback on each of these topics and will use your
input to determine our course of action.
The current process for subscribing to the RSS feed and additional
information about it can be found at:
ARIN is seeking comments regarding this proposed change through the ARIN
Consultation and Suggestion Process, available at:
Discussion on arin-consult at arin.net will close on 6 November 2009 at
We welcome community-wide participation. Please address any process
questions to info at arin.net.
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
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