[ppml] Policy Proposal 2004-6: Privacy of Reassignment Information - abandoned

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Fri Dec 10 17:48:46 EST 2004

The ARIN Advisory Council (AC), acting under the provisions of the ARIN
Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process (IRPEP), has reviewed policy
proposal Policy Proposal 2004-6: Privacy of Reassignment
Information and has determined that there is no community
consensus in favor of the proposal and should thus be abandoned.  The AC
made this determination at their meeting at the conclusion of the ARIN
Public Policy meeting in October, 2004.  Minutes of this meeting are
available at http://www.arin.net/library/minutes/ac/ac2004_1021.html.

In order for this proposal to be further considered the author must use
the last call petition process as defined in the ARIN Internet Resource
Policy Evaluation Process.  This policy will be considered to be abandoned
if the author of the proposal does not initiate a last call petition by
12:00 Noon, Eastern Time, December 20, 2004.

The current policy proposal text is provided below and is also available
at http://www.arin.net/policy/2004_6.html.

The ARIN Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process can be found at


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Policy Proposal 2004-6: Privacy of Reassignment Information

Author: Sanford George

Policy Statement:

ISPs may choose whether or not to designate reassignment information
'public'. Reassignment information that is not designated 'public' will be
available only to ARIN, the entity that created it, and that entity's
upstream organizations. The maintenance of the accuracy of the data that
is submitted whether it is public or private is the responsibility of the
submitting ISP.


Increasing concern about protection of private information on the Internet
has been expressed by many parts of the community. There have been
numerous policy proposals over the last several years attempting to
protect various portions of the displayed information. Concern has been
expressed specifically about the requirement to publicly register customer
assignments, which are often regarded by ISPs and customers as private

By publicly displaying reassignment information, the ISP is in some
respects displaying its customer lists and other information that may be
considered of a proprietary business interest.

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