[arin-discuss] ARIN billing practice

Sean Cheesman scheesman at level365.com
Mon Sep 21 17:32:23 EDT 2009

My bad.  I thought the CAN-SPAM act allowed for criminal charges against companies that don't comply with regulation.  Guess I'm living in an alternate universe...


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeremy Anthony Kinsey [mailto:jer at mia.net] 
Sent: Monday, September 21, 2009 5:29 PM
To: Sean Cheesman
Cc: David Farmer; Owen DeLong; arin-discuss at arin.net
Subject: Re: [arin-discuss] ARIN billing practice

On Sep 21, 2009, at 3:50 PM, Sean Cheesman wrote:

> Maybe I'm just simplifying this too much, but why doesn't ARIN just  
> do everything possible (Articles of Incorporation, verification of  
> identity, etc) so that when spammers do misuse these blocks the  
> authorities actually have good contact information for those  
> responsible?  As it was said, ARIN is not a policing body, but that  
> doesn't mean that they can't enact policies that will help those  
> that can police.

While I can appreciate your intentions and frustration, last I checked  
spam was not a crime.  Annoying, yes, illegal?  No.

Besides all  this is going to do is entice people to submit more bogus  


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