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

Stephen Sprunk stephen at sprunk.org
Tue Mar 24 16:18:46 EDT 2009


Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net 
>> [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On Behalf Of Lee Dilkie
>> Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 4:52 AM
>> To: Owen DeLong
>> Cc: arin-ppml at arin.net
>> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2008-7: Identify 
>> Invalid WHOIS POC's
>>
>>     
>> ...
>> Since the policy specified "email" and that is only one of 
>> many contact methods, perhaps the policy shouldn't be so 
>> specific either and simply leave the details of "contacting 
>> the record holder" to staff.
>>     
> ...
> Don't you think it's a bit odd that your proposing ON AN E-MAIL MAILING LIST that we countenence removal of the requirement for valid E-MAIL addresses in POC entries?  Using your own, publically reachable, personal e-mail address to do so?  You obviously have no problem with making your own e-mail address public - so why would you think that any reasons put forth by a POC for not having a valid e-mail address published in WHOIS are anything other than bogus nonsense?
>   

IMHO, that is a gross misrepresentation of what Lee said.  I agree, as I 
believe Lee does, that all POC records should have valid email 
addresses.  I simply don't agree that policy should specify operational 
details that ARIN staff are in a better position to decide based on 
their experience (which may vary over time).  If they need more 
clarification on what we want or how we want it done, they will ask us; 
absent that, we should give them pure policy and let them figure out how 
best to implement it.

S

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