[ppml] Policy Proposal 2003-11: Purpose and Scope of WHOIS Di rectory
lee.howard at mci.com
Wed Aug 27 10:44:55 EDT 2003
On Fri, 22 Aug 2003, Charles Scott wrote:
> Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2003 14:27:38 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Charles Scott <cscott at gaslightmedia.com>
> To: "Azinger, Marla" <marla_azinger at eli.net>
> Cc: 'Mury' <mury at goldengate.net>, Member Services <memsvcs at arin.net>,
> ppml at arin.net
> Subject: RE: [ppml] Policy Proposal 2003-11: Purpose and Scope of WHOIS
> Di rectory
> On Fri, 22 Aug 2003, Azinger, Marla wrote:
> > 2. If we dont include the name of the company that is actually "using" an
> > IP block such as one of my End User's than I dont see much use of the whole
> > WHOIS database.
> The corollary to which is... If we don't have valid contact data and
> some chain of responsibility then I don't see much use of the whole WHOIS
> database. (other than as a source of addresses to spam)
> I'd rather have less data that's valid than more data that's useless.
To what extent are the following statements true?
WHOIS without naming the end user is not much use.
End user information without contact information, as currently allowed
as reassign-simple, is not much use.
Except for spammer address-harvesting and showing utilization to ARIN,
WHOIS is not much use.
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