[ppml] MODIFICATION OF Policy Proposal 2006-6: Bulk WHOIS agreement expiration clarification

Bill Woodcock woody at pch.net
Wed May 3 15:03:08 EDT 2006


Policy Proposal Name: Bulk WHOIS agreement expiration clarification

Author: Bill Woodcock

Proposal Version: 1.1

Proposal type: Modify

Policy term: Permanent

Policy statement:

Text added to the end of "3.1. Bulk Copies of ARIN's WHOIS":

If no term of validity or expiration date is included in the policy or 
AUP, it shall be deemed valid upon acceptance by ARIN and shall conclude 
after thirty days notice by ARIN, immediately upon cancellation by the 
other signatory, or immediately upon a violation of its terms. If an 
expiration date is included, ARIN shall provide thirty days notice prior 
to the expiration of an AUP agreement, in order that the data recipient 
shall have the opportunity to receive uninterrupted service.  ARIN shall 
deliver notices to the other signatory by, at a minimum, email to an 
administrative and a technical contact email address supplied by the 


Presently, there is no expiration date specified in the AUP agreement or 
in the policy. In practice, ARIN presently expires bulk WHOIS agreements 
after one year, but this expiration practice appears to be informal and 
undocumented.  Likewise, in practice, notice of expiration is presently 
sent to the email address from which the original application was 
received, notwithstanding that this is unlikely to be the appropriate role 
account for the purpose.  There is presently no formal schedule for 
expiration, and no formal notification mechanism for expiration or 
violations.  This policy attempts to formalize these processes. 

Timetable for implementation: Immediate.


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