[ppml] Policy Proposal 2003-11: Purpose and Scope of WHOIS Di rectory

Charles Scott cscott at gaslightmedia.com
Thu Aug 28 08:10:26 EDT 2003

On Thu, 28 Aug 2003, Ian Baker wrote:

> Chuck,
>     I was thinking simply that mandating end-user records could be quite a
> mammoth task, and one that could stall the other, very worthy, points.
> I haven't run the latest bulk data through the scanner yet, but (from a dim
> memory) I think this would be on the order of a million organizations to
> contact and correlate. A "click on the link" type of response /might/ work,
> but I suspect that many people would just mentally filter it as
> yet-another-spam.
> Manual replies would take some processing and, I suspect, a fair degree of
> manual intervention.

  Of course I was not suggesting that end-user records be mandated nor 
necessarilly verified. I was suggesting that a particular provider might 
want to require their own customers to have verified reccords as part of 
their policy. 
  I would think that an automatic E-Mail to the listed contact for each
reccord that needs to be verified and some means to automatically reply 
would not be too much of a burdon on ARIN. My only concern is that 
there be some way that whomever receives the E-Mail can verify that they 
are the correct person/entity in case the mail ends up with someone else. 
I like the web based verify link in the message, but wonder if there's an 
easy piece of information that could be entered into a field on that page 
that would verify the person responding. Perhaps even just the contact 
handle would select out most bogus responses.
  Thinking about manual intervention, for provider assignments that opted
into verification and don't verify, a message could be sent to their
provider and the reccord marked as unverified. Only direct ARIN
allocations that don't verify would require some action by ARIN, thus 
minimizing the load on ARIN.


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