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

Divins, David dsd at servervault.com
Tue Oct 3 09:09:47 EDT 2006

Residential Privacy is great.  Now we should extend it to all and have
private whois for non-residential customers.


David Divins
Principal Engineer
ServerVault Corp.
(703) 652-5955
-----Original Message-----
From: ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:ppml-bounces at arin.net] On Behalf Of
Sam Weiler
Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2006 7:37 AM
To: J Bacher
Subject: Re: [ppml] Policy Proposal 2006-1: Residential Customer Privacy

J Bacher writes in response to Owen:

>> A residential customer should, in all cases, have the option of 
>> publishing their information as any other internet user.  The option 
>> of hiding residential address is not unreasonable, however, at the 
>> least, city, state, and non-specific postal code should be preserved 
>> (5- digit ZIP (US), first 3 characters
> This is not reasonable for those in low population dense areas.

I concur completely.

>> Realistically, more information than this is a matter of public 
>> record if the customer has registered to vote.

I'm not sure why that's relevent.  Even if we assume that there's a
public record of the names and addresses of everyone in ARIN's service
region, that doesn't mean that we have a mapping from IP address to
individual or address.  We could even assume that everyone's credit
report files and medical records were public, yet we wouldn't have the
IP address to person (or address) mappings.

-- Sam
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