[ppml] ARIN's Interpretation of 2003-3

Edward Lewis Ed.Lewis at neustar.biz
Tue Jan 17 09:50:59 EST 2006

At 14:40 +0000 1/17/06, Michael.Dillon at btradianz.com wrote:

>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.

ARIN Policy is *made* by the general population - i.e. anyone.  (It 
is adopted by the board, not made by the board.)  Not just ARIN 
members, not just those on a mailing list.  That is why ARIN has 
"public policy" meetings twice a year in addition to member meetings. 
ARIN is doing its best to draw in comments, etc., from the "grass 

Before anyone casts dispersions on ARIN policy makers remember that 
they too could be one - if they so desire.  The process is open.

Edward Lewis                                                +1-571-434-5468

Inactionable unintelligence is bliss.

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