[ARIN-consult] Call for Community Consultation - ARIN Services and Database Access for Invalid Points of Contact (POCs)

ARIN info at arin.net
Mon Nov 15 12:31:21 EST 2010

ARIN is seeking community input regarding the availability of ARIN 
services to invalid Points of Contact (POCs) identified by ARIN's POC 
Validation Process. Please refer to Number Resource Policy Manual 
section 3.6 Annual Whois POC Validation for background, 

Based on feedback expressed at the recent ARIN Public Policy and Member 
Meeting in Atlanta as well as the Public Policy Mailing List (PPML), 
ARIN is considering implementing changes to the services available to 
Invalid POCs. These changes are intended to further improve the accuracy 
of POC data in ARIN's Whois by requiring users to validate their invalid 
POCs prior to requesting services and database changes.

The proposed changes limit services to users linked to Invalid POCs in 
the following manner:

• ARIN Online users would only have access to POC validation and 
modification features until they validate any non-validated POCs to 
which they are linked. Once validated, an ARIN Online user would have 
access to all available ARIN Online functionality.

• Any service requests made through ARIN’s RESTful Provisioning Service, 
https://www.arin.net/resources/restful-interfaces.html, would be 
returned with a message directing users to validate their associated POC 
information through ARIN Online.

• Template submissions for POC, organization, network modifications, v4 
simple reassignments, v4 detailed reassignments, v4 reallocations, v6 
detailed reassignments and v6 reallocation requests would be returned 
with a message directing users to validate their associated POC 
information through ARIN Online.

• Templates requesting resources directly from ARIN (v4 ISP request, v4 
End-User request, v6 ISP request, v6 End-User request, ASN, 
experimental), or requesting resource transfers or ASN modifications 
would be accepted and ticketed, however, they will not be processed if 
the POC is invalid. ARIN staff would notify submitters via email to 
validate their associated POC information through ARIN Online.

• Other services and/or functionality may be added in this change of 
service at ARIN's discretion.

This change in service will be implemented in early-to-mid 2011 if 
supported by the community.

Comments regarding this proposed service change for Invalid POCs can be 
submitted through the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process, 
available at: https://www.arin.net/participate/acsp/index.html.

Discussion on arin-consult at arin.net will close on 15 December 2010, at 
Noon EST.

ARIN welcomes community-wide participation. Please address any process 
questions to info at arin.net.


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American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

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