[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Annual WHOIS POC Validation

Robert E. Seastrom ppml at rs.seastrom.com
Mon Aug 25 11:46:50 EDT 2008

"Keith W. Hare" <Keith at jcc.com> writes:

>> If a valid response
>>is not received within 14 days, every instance of the unresponsive
>>email address will be replaced with "REFUSED RESPONSE" in the whois
> Since my background is database design and performance, I cringe at the
> idea of overloading the email address field with what should really be a
> separate field.
> However, aside from this implementation detail in a policy proposal, I
> support the proposal. This will achieve the goal of freezing orphaned
> resources while sidesteping the quagmire of (L)RSAs and legacy resource
> holders.

I don't have a background in database design, but this sounds like a
bad idea even to me - what's to stop us from adding a column to the
schema with a "last handshake date"?


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