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

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at ipinc.net
Wed Oct 22 12:52:07 EDT 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jo Rhett [mailto:jrhett at svcolo.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 10:57 PM
> To: Ted Mittelstaedt
> Cc: ppml at arin.net
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] "Millions of Internet Addresses Are 
> Lying Idle"(slashdot)
> On Oct 21, 2008, at 2:39 PM, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> > 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.
> That is the billing contact, entirely separate from the POC data.

So you are saying that ARIN still has entries in it's POC database for
orgs that paid for allocations then stopped paying for them a few
years later when those orgs went bankrupt or otherwise disappeared?

I am sure ARIN staff would be most interested in this facinating
interpretation of how badly they mis-manage the WHOIS database.


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