[arin-ppml] Petition Underway - Policy Proposal 95
craig.finseth at state.mn.us
Tue Feb 2 13:45:17 EST 2010
Kevin Kargel <kkargel at polartel.com> write:
> For most companies, it actualy makes alot more sense to be listing thier
> service providers contact info then thier own (if the service provider
> allows it).
I completely agree with this, allowing the proviso that it is the
customers decision, not the ISP's decision. I as an ISP will
certainly advise my customers on the best way to go, and that
advise will be different for the barber shop than it is for the
manufacturing plant with a tech staff.
In the end though, when I SWIP IP's to a customer they are now the
proprietor of those IP's and I need to follow their instructions on
how those IP's are registered. If my customer requests that I be
the tech or abuse contact and they are paying me money then I will
happily do so. If they want to be the contact then that is how it
We can certainly steer our customers toward a path, but it is not
ethical to assume we are smarter than they are and know what they
want. The matter of PoC contacts is a simple fill-in-the-blank
question (with an option to insert ISP?) on whatever form or
conversation you use when you arrange a >/29 assignment to your
customer. This does not have to be an onerous task.
I think Kevin's words bear repeating: his summary of the situation is
succint and clear and I agree with it 100%.
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