[ppml] ARIN's Interpretation of 2003-3

Jon Lewis jlewis at lewis.org
Wed Jan 18 09:55:55 EST 2006

 Residential Customer Privacy

         To maintain the privacy of their residential customers, 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 street address may read 'Private Residence'. 
Each private downstream residential reassignment must have accurate 
upstream Abuse and Technical POCs visible on the WHOIS record for that 

To me, this implies that each anonymized residential customer swip 
should actually cover a single customer.  I have good reason to believe 
that at least one ARIN member is swipping IP blocks as "Private  Customer" 
and then subnetting those IP blocks, assigning the IPs to multiple 
customers.  That would seem to be a violation of  If it is, 
does anyone care?

  Jon Lewis                   |  I route
  Senior Network Engineer     |  therefore you are
  Atlantic Net                |
_________ http://www.lewis.org/~jlewis/pgp for PGP public key_________

More information about the ARIN-PPML mailing list