[ppml] Please respond to my petition

Alec H. Peterson ahp at hilander.com
Thu Mar 11 13:34:11 EST 2004


The petition is out there.  You have already chastised somebody for 
responding negatively to your petition.  If people want to support it the 
instructions are out there.


--On Thursday, March 11, 2004 5:31 PM +0000 Michael.Dillon at radianz.com 

> Please respond to my petition to get the whois proposal on the
> agenda at the Vancouver policy meeting. The petition details
> are here http://www.arin.net/mailing_lists/ppml/2610.html
> and tell you how you have to formally reply to be counted
> as supporting the petition.
> Some of the people who have supported the petition so
> far, actually disagree with some of the details of the
> proposal. Supporting the petition only means that you
> want this to be discussed at the meeting; it is not
> necessarily an endorsement of the policy.
> In any case, starting in September, a lot of whois information
> will no longer be publicly available regardless of what ARIN
> does. That's because APNIC has decided not to publish
> *ANY* customer assignment information whatsoever.
> http://www.apnic.net/mailing-lists/sig-db/archive/2003/09/msg00001.html
> My proposal for ARIN at least attempts to balance the
> anonymity of end users with the needs for the Internet
> community to get some detail on the geographic dispersion
> of IP addresses. In this respect, I think it is far superior to
> the APNIC actions.
> Under APNIC rules you will get no information. Under the
> proposed new ARIN rules you will get something like this:
> Private User
> Waukegan, IL, US
> or maybe
> Organisme Sans But Lucratif
> Ste-Hyacinthe, PQ, CA
> Which would you prefer?
> --Michael Dillon
> P.S. the French bit means non-profit organization. It would be nice if we
> had some agreed classifications to put in this field, but plain text is
> better than nothing.

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