[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Customer Confidentiality

Divins, David dsd at servervault.com
Tue Jun 9 15:10:35 EDT 2009

An RWHOIS server is required to be available to ARIN and the Internet.
It is against the current policy to ACL the RWHOIS to just ARIN.

There are many end customers who do not want out-sourced, hosted,
sensitive application pod's information listed as a directory of where
to find them.  Not everyone uses public DNS.


David Divins
Principal Engineer
ServerVault Corp.
(703) 652-5955

-----Original Message-----
From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On
Behalf Of Kevin Loch
Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 2:48 PM
To: arin-ppml at arin.net
Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Customer Confidentiality

Milton L Mueller wrote:
> I don't understand how this is a consideration if the ISP continues to
 > accurately identified in the whois.

Is it required that rwhois servers be accessible to the public or just 
to ARIN for making/validating reassignments?  If so then that is a
way to limit the distribution of confidential customer info to just
ARIN staff (which is covered by the RSA) that would not require this
policy change.

I am hesitant to support a policy that would reduce the quality and
depth of reassignment data.  This is especially important as we
get closer to IPv4 runout and the temptation to fudge reassignments

- Kevin
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