[arin-ppml] SWIPs & IPv6

Owen DeLong 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  
individual, getting
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  
public commons,
then, in exchange, you accept certain responsibilities, one of which  
is maintaining
a way to contact you about network-related issues that includes a  
valid postal,
email, and telephone contact point.

This is a completely legitimate trade-off and I do not see a need to  
change it.

The information should remain transparent and open.


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