[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Customer Confidentiality

Kevin Kargel kkargel at polartel.com
Tue Jun 9 18:53:39 EDT 2009

> -----Original Message-----
> From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On
> Behalf Of Owen DeLong
> Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 5:45 PM
> To: Aaron Wendel
> Cc: arin-ppml at arin.net
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Customer Confidentiality
> On Jun 9, 2009, at 12:33 PM, Aaron Wendel wrote:
> > I purposely wrote the policy to be short, to the point, and easy to
> > understand.  The customer's communication with their provider should
> > include
> > whether they want their personal information published in a publically
> > accessible database.
> >
> > My point in writing this policy was to protect information that is
> > proprietary to any business.  Tell a realtor you know that you're
> > thinking
> > about going into real estate and you'd like his customer list. Then
> > tell him
> > that you actually need his customer list to make sure he's legit.
> > If all he
> > does is laugh at you then you got off lucky.  I can think of no other
> > private business that is required to publish customer information to
> > the
> > public.
> >
> The realtor is not connecting you to a global packet switched network.
> To my knowledge, no other private business does that.
> For better or worse, we already have a huge exception for residential
> customer privacy. Extending this to allow ISPs to obscure whatever
> data they want about their allocation/assignment practices is, in my
> opinion, contrary to the public interest and certainly should apply to
> any IPv4 assignment larger than a /27 or IPv6 assignment larger than
> a /56. It further should not apply to any IPv4 or IPv6 allocation.
> This is just my own opinion.
> Owen

I like the idea of limiting this to long prefix assignments..  

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