[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Whois Integrity Policy Proposal

Tom Vest tvest at pch.net
Tue Aug 19 19:45:55 EDT 2008

Hi Randy,

What carrot(s) would you suggest, that would not have the effect of  
making "faithful" (i.e., complete, accurate, and timely) participation  
in whois purely optional for all time thereafter? What carrots could  
the RIRs offer to encourage "purely optional" participation without  
the cost of such offerings effectively representing a big stick  
applied to other community members?

Honestly curious about this, as I am having trouble imagining the kind  
of simple, obvious solutions that you and others seem to suggest are  
within our grasp...



On Aug 19, 2008, at 7:16 PM, Randy Bush wrote:

> you seem to get the message and are articulating it well.  though it  
> is
> not a pretty one.
> when my son was five or so, he moved some cows from one pasture to
> another.  he came back and reported "you know, it is easier to move  
> them
> from in front with a can of grain than from behind with a stick."
> i know many folk far older who have not learned that lesson.  arin  
> would
> seem not to have.  power, force, coercion, extortion, ...  not very  
> good
> motivators.
> gedanken experiment: if we wanted to have a carrot-rich stick-free
> relationship with legacy holders and whois registrants, what might  
> we do
> (other than shoot testosteronic lawyers:)?
> randy
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