[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Customer Confidentiality

Milton L Mueller mueller at syr.edu
Tue Jun 9 14:36:03 EDT 2009

I don't understand how this is a consideration if the ISP continues to be accurately identified in the whois. I don't understand how a third party's suspicion of an ISP gives them a right to access a customers' data as opposed to the ISP data. Recall that ARIN has access to the customer information and would thus be accessible to any real fraud investigation. 

> -----Original Message-----
> It makes it possible for third parties to perform spot-checks which
> audit the ISP's honest use of address space. Whether used or not, this
> greatly impacts ARIN's process transparency. This is especially
> helpful when a supposed ISP is suspected of fraud. A name alone or
> fully private registrations are insufficient for auditing.
> Regards,
> Bill Herrin

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