[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Annual WHOIS POC Validation
tedm at ipinc.net
Wed Aug 27 15:21:25 EDT 2008
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> From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net
> [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On Behalf Of michael.dillon at bt.com
> Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 12:55 AM
> To: arin-ppml at arin.net
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Annual WHOIS POC Validation
> > 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.
Well, Michael, you have a great point.
In fact, I have copied and pasted your suggestion here into the
ARIN suggestion webform and submitted it. Here is what
"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, it would help the rest of us who use the whois database."
Per the suggestion response rules I will get a response
within 10 days. I will post the response here.
We will know within a month if ARIN wants this submitted via
policy or your way - via suggestion.
If ARIN takes me up on it, and implements the additional
field before the meeting next year that would consider
both Chris and my proposals, and starts filling it in,
then I think that both Chris and I would withdraw both our
But if they don't, then I think you better make up your mind
which proposal to support. Or, tell the list the REAL reason
you don't want the POC's e-mail addresses verified.
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