[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal 109: Standardize IP ReassignmentRegistration Requirements - revised

michael.dillon at bt.com michael.dillon at bt.com
Fri Feb 12 11:30:47 EST 2010

> I oppose the wording in section The database should 
> be accessible to more than just the RIRs, it should be 
> accessible to the general internet.

We really should try to tighten up on the wording in areas
like this, just as we make a distinction between assign
and allocate, even though the two words are synonymous in
general usage.

Can we use the term "database" only to refer to something
that stores data, and use the term "directory" for something
that is published? 

Then we can say that some providers use SWIP to update
ARIN's registration database, others use the web portal.
When adding a record to the registration database, 
people must indicate whether or not it is to be published
in the whois directory. This directory is refreshed daily
from the registration data. The directory can be queried
via whois protocol or through ARIN's website, and for
certain uses, ARIN will make the entire directory available
for bulk download.

Then we can have policy that talks about various databases
that can be kept separate from policy that talks about various

--Michael Dillon

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