[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Customer Confidentiality
scottleibrand at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 20:45:48 EDT 2009
See my last post. This would not allow you to hide the name on the
SWIP, just address and phone number.
Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> We (my org) completely oppose this policy as it runs counter to
> the general privacy adoptions of the worldwide Domain Name System.
> In DNS you are allowed to hide the domain name holder's street
> address as well as e-mail but you are NOT allowed to hide the NAME
> of the holder.
> If ARIN is to adopt such a policy it should align with that used by DNS.
> Member Services wrote:
>> ARIN received the following policy proposal and is posting it to the
>> Public Policy Mailing List (PPML) in accordance with Policy Development
>> 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 that
>> they understand the proposal and believe the community will as well.
>> Staff will report their results to the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) within
>> 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.
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>> the PPML, particularly their support or non-support and the reasoning
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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 confidential
>> 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 individuals
>> and companies receiving reassignments and sub allocations from upstream
>> 9. Timetable for implementation: immediate
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