[ppml] PPML Digest, Vol 7, Issue 5

Bill Van Emburg arin-member at quadrix.com
Tue Jan 17 15:46:37 EST 2006


It seems quite clear to me that the statement of interpretation is NOT 
meant to suggest that "Private Residence" should be placed in the zip 
code field.  First of all, as has already been mentioned, you need the 
ZIP+4 to narrow it down to a small area.  Second, that would still not 
make it "street name and number."

ARIN meant "street name and number," not "any field that might narrow 
things down to street name and number in some cases."  Therefore, the 
policy would be to put "Private Residence" into the field for "street 
name and number," and not "other fields that the subject thinks might 
narrow things down too much."

I think ARIN has been quite clear here.

-Bill Van Emburg
Quadrix Solutions, Inc.

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> Message: 1
> Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 14:40:44 +0000
> From: Michael.Dillon at btradianz.com
> Subject: Re: [ppml] ARIN's Interpretation of 2003-3
>>ARIN interprets street address to mean that element of a postal address 
>>that identifies street name and number.
> It is quite clear then that ISPs should replace
> the zip code or postal code with the text
> "Private Residence" since the U.S. zip code
> and the Canadian postal code both identify the
> street name and number.
> Therefore, ISPs should repeat the text 
> "Private Residence" twice in their whois
> data. 
> Unfortunately, ARIN's policy makers are unaware
> of how the postal system works and why zip codes
> and postal codes were introduced into the addressing
> system in North America. Otherwise they would have
> simply stated clearly that zip codes and postal codes
> could be left blank when obscuring the street address.
> It is a pity that they did not consult an expert
> in the workings of the postal system, or an expert
> in finding people. Either one would have informed
> ARIN that the zip code or postal code identifies
> the street address to within half a dozen houses.
> --Michael Dillon

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