[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2008-7: Identify Invalid WHOIS POC's

Keith Medcalf kmedcalf at dessus.com
Mon Mar 23 20:18:36 EDT 2009

> During ARINs annual WHOIS POC validation, an e-mail will be sent to
> every POC in the WHOIS database. Each POC will have a maximum 
> of 60 days to respond with an affirmative that their WHOIS contact 
> information is correct and complete. Unresponsive POC email addresses 
> shall be marked as such in the database. If ARIN staff deems a POC 
> to be completely and permanently abandoned or otherwise illegitimate, 
> the record shall be deleted.

Policy should clearly require that the email message:
 - MUST be in text/plain format (MUST NOT be HTML)
 - MUST be sent from a system which has valid meshed forward and reverse DNS
 - MUST originate from the ARIN.NET domain

That is, in order to qualify as an "e-mail" then absolutely strict RFC compliance shall be required for the SMTP mailer, and the message itself must be text/plain.

Otherwise, "spam discard" may be confused with "un-responsive"

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