[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2008-7: Identify Invalid WHOIS POC's
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"
() ascii ribbon campaign - against html e-mail
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