[ppml] Policy Proposal 2006-1: Residential Customer Privacy

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On January 26, 2006, the ARIN Advisory Council concluded its review of
proposed policy 'Residential Customer Privacy' and agreed to forward
it as a formal proposal for discussion by the community. This proposal
is designated Policy Proposal 2006-1: Residential Customer Privacy. The
policy  proposal text is below and can be found at:


All persons in the community are encouraged to discuss Policy Proposal
2006-1 in the weeks leading to the ARIN Public Policy Meeting in
Montreal scheduled for April 10-11, 2006. Both the discussion on the
Public Policy Mailing List and at the public policy meeting will be used
to determine the community consensus regarding this policy proposal.

The ARIN Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process can be found at:

ARIN's Policy Proposal Archive can be found at:


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Policy Proposal Name: Residential Customer Privacy

Author: Samuel Weiler

Proposal type: modify (NRPM sections and

Policy Term: permanent

Policy statement:

      An organization with downstream residential customers may
      substitute that organization's name for the customer's name,
      e.g. 'Private customer - XYZ Network', and the customer's entire
      address may be replaced with 'Private Residence'. Each private
      downstream residential reassignment must have accurate upstream
      Abuse and Technical POCs visible on the WHOIS record for that

      NRPM Section 3.2 on Distributed Information Server Use
      Requirements (from policy proposal 2003-5) is also updated by
      striking the words "that includes displaying only the city, state,
      zip code, and country".


      This policy allows for a residential customer's entire physical
      address to be suppressed, not just the street name and number.  It
      also removes the US-centric phrases "state" and "zip code" from
      the NRPM, reflecting ARIN's broader service area.

      In many cases, a postal code or even a city name can identify few
      enough individuals, particularly considering the set of those
      likely to have their own IP assignments, that the intent of policy
      proposal 2003-3 is constructively defeated.

Timetable for implementation: Immediately upon approval.

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