[arin-ppml] Petition Underway - Policy Proposal 95

Craig Finseth 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
   will be.

   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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