[ppml] Policy Proposal 2005-2: Directory Services Overhaul

Jeff Williams jwkckid1 at ix.netcom.com
Tue Apr 19 02:11:40 EDT 2005

Michael and all,

  Another good point Michael!  Still contact information of some
sort is necessary.  However making such contact information
not publicly available in a whois look-up is easily achieved.
Yet RIR/ARIN staff's of appropriate sort will/should be able
to view said contact information...

 A maximum of privacy protection should be provided the
resource owner/holder that is technically possible...

Michael.Dillon at radianz.com wrote:

> >   Actualy I think there are ligitamate reasons that a POC may not be
> > responsive for as many as 3 months. The policy proposal is unclear if
> this
> > must be consecutive months or not, but this too is somewhat irrelevant.
> > Consider a small special purpose school that may not operate for the
> whole
> > summer.
> There's another good reason why it is bad policy to publish
> contact info for every organization receiving an address
> block. That may have been a good idea in 1990 when every
> organization receiving addresses was an active network
> operator. But in today's world, where most organizations
> receiving addresses are little more than consumers, this
> is a BAD policy. ARIN should never publish any contact
> information for an organization which does not explicitly
> agree with ARIN that its contact information should be published.
> In your example above, the ISP providing service to this
> school would be a far more appropriate contact point
> than the school itself. But archaic blanket policies
> do not allow for cases like this.
> --Michael Dillon


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