[arin-ppml] "Millions of Internet Addresses Are Lying Idle"(slashdot)

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at ipinc.net
Tue Oct 21 17:39:46 EDT 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net 
> [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On Behalf Of Jo Rhett
> Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 1:31 PM
> To: Paul Vixie
> Cc: ppml at arin.net
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] "Millions of Internet Addresses Are 
> Lying Idle"(slashdot)
> On Oct 21, 2008, at 12:42 PM, Paul Vixie wrote:
> > let me be clear that even if the above-quoted text from me was the
> > arin
> > board's view (of which it probably does not but in any case 
> i would  
> > not
> > be the spokesman), then the idleness of which you speak 
> would still be
> > due to the staff's and board's responsibility to act on approved  
> > policy
> > rather than on our own views.
> Honestly, read the RSA.   It very clearly says that if the 
> POC data is  
> not kept up to date, it's a violation of contract.  Asking ARIN to  
> validate POC data for RSA contractees is like reminding the 
> teacher to  
> show up in class.  It is function 1 of their job.  Why aren't they  
> doing it?

They ARE doing it.  Anyone who has allocated space gets a bill every
year.  If their contact info becomes invalid, the bill then gets returned
by USPS and after 6 months or whatever, the account goes to collections
and the allocated IP addressing becomes forfeit.


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