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

michael.dillon at bt.com michael.dillon at bt.com
Thu Aug 21 06:40:14 EDT 2008

> 70 POC records have UUCP e-mail addresses.
> 69 POC records have BITNET e-mail addresses.
> I looked at the time, all were on "legacy" records.  The 5 I 
> spot checked were all still in use.  In all probability, 
> that's 139 legacy networks that don't even have a valid 
> e-mail address.
> On page 16 we see that a full 10% of /all POC's in the 
> database/ were last updated /before ARIN existed/!  That's 
> over 17,000 individual entries that really should be 
> verified.  

Somebody could set up a bogon-style feed listing all such
blocks, and then individual networks could block traffic from
these blocks if they wish to. The bogon-style feed would need
to be updated fairly often, say daily. 

This may seem harsh, but essentially these networks have opted 
out of Internet society by not paying their taxes. There may
not be an IRS to shut them down, but that doesn't mean that 
honest tax-paying members of the Internet need to do business
with these network operators.

Personally, I suspect that if someone sets up this type of feed,
it will soon be picked up in the media and we will see a flurry
of people updating their contact info.

--Michael Dillon

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