[arin-ppml] Snarl: Using ARIN Contacts to report abuse.

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at ipinc.net
Mon Nov 3 13:36:42 EST 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net 
> [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On Behalf Of Stewart Dean
> Sent: Monday, November 03, 2008 8:51 AM
> To: arin-ppml at arin.net
> Subject: [arin-ppml] Snarl: Using ARIN Contacts to report abuse.
> I am increasingly seeing that abuse-related comments are going to our 
> ARIN whois info contacts instead of abuse@<domain>. ...this 
> seems to be 
> the new thing....I guess they figure that this way they'll 
> get someone, 
> since these addresses are explicitly listed, where 
> abuse@<domain> is one 
> of the implicitly (by RFC standard) required, but not always 
> incarnated
> Damn.  This is one of those expedient, but wrong way to do 
> things, but 
> everyone is adopting it.

None of our published e-mail addresses go to boneheads.  Even the
sales e-mail addresses go to employees who we can trust to answer
e-mails and forward mis-directed e-mails to the right person.

I know of no way to idiot-proof a system if an org insists on
staffing with people who you can't trust with a burnt-out match.

Nothing implied here about your org, of course.  Just a general


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