[arin-ppml] SWIPs & IPv6
owen at delong.com
Fri Dec 4 21:46:22 EST 2009
The claims that ISPs are forced to maintain contact information for
individuals is bunk
1. There is a residential privacy provision already in whois.
2. Most individuals don't get blocks large enough to require SWIP.
Finally, if you need a large block and don't want to register as an
a legal fictitious name, or, creating a corporation is a relatively
simple thing to do.
That, combined with an address at a mail receiving service (such as
etc. used to do before they became UPS) allows you to register without
to expose your residential address.
However, internet addresses are a public commons resource. If you
want to be
granted the exclusive registration of a significant portion of said
then, in exchange, you accept certain responsibilities, one of which
a way to contact you about network-related issues that includes a
email, and telephone contact point.
This is a completely legitimate trade-off and I do not see a need to
The information should remain transparent and open.
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