[arin-ppml] 2008-7: Identify Invalid WHOIS POC’s - Last Call as Revised

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Mon May 4 12:15:16 EDT 2009

The ARIN Advisory Council (AC) met on 29 April 2009 and decided to send 
a revised version of the following draft policy to last call:

    Draft Policy 2008-7: Identify Invalid WHOIS POC’s

The AC met in accordance with the ARIN Policy Development Process which 
requires the AC to meet within 30 days of the conclusion of the Public 
Policy Meeting to make decisions about the draft policies that had been 
presented. The AC revised the draft policy text.

Feedback is encouraged during this last call period. All comments should 
be provided to the Public Policy Mailing List. This last call will 
expire on 15 May 2009. After last call the AC will conduct their last 
call review.

The draft policy text is below and available at:


The ARIN Policy Development Process is available at:



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Draft Policy 2008-7
Identify Invalid WHOIS POC’s

Date: 4 May 2009

Policy Statement:

Section 3.6 Annual WHOIS POC Validation

3.6.1 Method of Annual Verification

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 POC record shall be 
marked invalid. ARIN will maintain, and make readily available to the 
community, a current list of number resources with no valid POC; this 
data will be subject to the current bulk WHOIS policy.

Implementation time frame: Staff should begin implementation as soon as 
practical, but the AC understands that the initial pass through the 
database may take more than one year.

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