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

Robert Bonomi bonomi at mail.r-bonomi.com
Sun Oct 5 11:30:32 EDT 2008

> Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2008 08:37:54 -0600
> From: "Chris Grundemann" <cgrundemann at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Annual WHOIS POC Validation-Revised
> So you would be more likely to support something along the lines of
> the following?
> ARIN will conduct WHOIS POC validation annually.  Unresponsive POC
> email addresses should be marked as such in the database.  If ARIN
> staff deems a POC to be completely and permanently abandoned or
> otherwise illegitimate, the record should be locked or deleted.
> Following this validation each year, a list of address blocks with
> zero valid POCs should be made easily available to the community.
> I wonder how others feel about this less operationally detailed verbiage?

In broad, I like it a lot better.

I would, however, change the action verbs from advisory ("should") to
mandatory ("shall"), throughout.

I would also change the 1st statement to:

     Arin will validate each WHOIS POC at least annually.

Rationale: for a POC with which ARIN has had contact "recently", there is 
little to be gained by re-verifying the validity of that contact information.
Reducing the number of POCs that must be validated is obviously advantageous,
in that it reduces the workload.  

This proposed language also allows staff to verify _more_frequently_, if,
in their opinion, circumstances warrarnt it. And, those circumstances can
be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

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