[ppml] Proposal: make Abuse Handle *REQUIRED* for AS Registration

jlewis at lewis.org jlewis at lewis.org
Thu Jul 24 08:36:10 EDT 2003

On Thu, 24 Jul 2003 bmanning at karoshi.com wrote:

> > If every AS and IP Whois record had an abuse@ or security@ mailbox the
> > Internet would be a MUCH safer place.	
> 	why do you think that these contacts would be kept any more
> 	current/correct than the already -REQUIRED- contacts, e.g.

Even if they're correct, who's to say anyone will actually read them?  
Incorrect email contacts are a problem though...both an annoyance when 
spam complaints sent to them bounce and in some cases a facilitator of 
network hijacking.

Perhaps registries (not just ARIN) could consider sending monthly or 
quarterly ping messages to all contacts, and auto-remove the ones that 
bounce, while sending a notification of such action to the remaining 
functional contacts on the record.

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