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

michael.dillon at bt.com michael.dillon at bt.com
Wed Aug 27 03:55:27 EDT 2008

> 	Agreed.  Although I did not add it to the proposal, I 
> believe that
> 	ARIN staff would want to do the verification on a set 
> date every year
> 	and make some sort of announcement every year before 
> the verification,
> 	to try and help POCs be prepared to receive and respond to the
> 	verification email.  Also, the same sender address 
> should always be
> 	used, to allow whitelisting.  Do you believe that this should be
> 	specified in the proposal?
> 	~Chris
> Sure.  Expected transmission dates as well as sender 
> addresses would be good things to make known to potential 
> recipients.  Publishing them by email would probably be a 
> dubious mechanism, since we're trying to mitigate the 
> non-receipt of email in the first place.  But the more paths 
> for broadcast, the better, I suppose.
> Eric

This discussion has now descended into the absurd.

We are supposed to be discussing policy, not setting out ARIN's
processes and working practices. This whole issue should be dealt with
by one or more suggestions to the ARIN suggestion box.

If ARIN would add a "last contacted date" to the whois database, and
begin a process of contacting all orgs that have not been contacted in
over a year, this whole issue would go away.

--Michael Dillon

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