[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Customer Confidentiality
Michael K. Smith - Adhost
mksmith at adhost.com
Tue Jun 9 10:41:28 EDT 2009
I fully support this proposal. Since I am the one paying for the use of
the IP space it makes sense that my contact information should be
presented in SWIP/WHOIS.
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> Subject: [arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Customer Confidentiality
> ARIN received the following policy proposal and is posting it to the
> Public Policy Mailing List (PPML) in accordance with Policy
> This proposal is in the first stage of the Policy Development Process.
> ARIN staff will perform the Clarity and Understanding step. Staff does
> not evaluate the proposal at this time, their goal is to make sure
> they understand the proposal and believe the community will as well.
> Staff will report their results to the ARIN Advisory Council (AC)
> 10 days.
> The AC will review the proposal at their next regularly scheduled
> meeting (if the period before the next regularly scheduled meeting is
> less than 10 days, then the period may be extended to the subsequent
> regularly scheduled meeting). The AC will decide how to utilize the
> proposal and announce the decision to the PPML.
> In the meantime, the AC invites everyone to comment on the proposal on
> the PPML, particularly their support or non-support and the reasoning
> behind their opinion. Such participation contributes to a thorough
> vetting and provides important guidance to the AC in their
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> 1. Policy Proposal Name: Customer Confidentiality
> 2. Proposal Originator: Aaron Wendel
> 3. Proposal Version: 1.0
> 4. Date: 9 June 2009
> 5. Proposal type: new
> 6. Policy term: permanent
> 7. Policy statement:
> ISPs may choose to enter their own address and phone number in
> reassignments and reallocations in lieu of the customer's address and
> phone number. The customer's actual information must be provided to
> ARIN on request and will be held in the strictest confidence.
> 8. Rationale:
> Customer contact lists are one of the most proprietary and
> pieces of information in any business. The requirements for ISPs to
> publish those lists via SWIP or RWHOIS runs contrary to good business
> practices and invites competitors and others to solicit both
> and companies receiving reassignments and sub allocations from
> 9. Timetable for implementation: immediate
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