[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Customer Confidentiality

Kevin Stange kevin at steadfast.net
Tue Jun 9 15:24:50 EDT 2009

Jay Hennigan wrote:
> Brian Johnson wrote:
>> I support this proposal... with one question?
>> Wouldn't this be, in practice, the same as a customer "opt-out" of
>> SWIP/RWHOIS? Not that I have even the slightest problem with this.
> I support this proposal as written.
> I view it more as a customer "opt-in" to SWIP/RWHOIS which is IMNSHO far
> preferable to "opt-out".
> "Opt-out" = "We will spam you back to the stone age until you beg us to
> stop, and we will sell your identity to others who will do likewise."
> "Opt-in" = "We won't annoy you or disclose your identity unless we have
> your specific (and revokable) permission to do so."

I don't think it's analogous to an opt-in policy because it's not
requiring that information no longer be published unless it's opted in.
 It does allow ISPs to offer a policy that is "opt-in" or choose to
utilize "opt-out" instead.

Kevin Stange
Chief Technology Officer
Steadfast Networks
Phone: 312-602-2689 ext. 203 | Fax: 312-602-2688 | Cell: 312-320-5867

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