[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal 95: Customer Confidentiality

Member Services info at arin.net
Thu Jan 28 17:02:52 EST 2010

With the message below a petition has started regarding the ARIN
Advisory Council's decision to abandon Proposal 95: Customer
Confidentiality. ARIN staff posted on 21 January 2010 to PPML that the
ARIN Advisory Council (AC) had decided to abandon the proposal.

If successful, this petition will change Proposal 95 into a Draft Policy
which will be published for discussion and review by the community on
the PPML and at the Public Policy Meeting in April. If the petition
fails, the proposal will be closed.

For this petition to be successful, it will need statements of support
from at least 10 different people from 10 different organizations. If
you wish to support this petition, post a statement of support to PPML
on this thread. Point of contact information is required, either to the
entire PPML or with a follow up post to petition at arin.net with full POC
information (name, organization, street address, email, phone).

The duration of the petition is five business days; it will end on 4
February 2010. ARIN staff will post the result of the petition to PPML.

For more information on starting and participating in petitions, see PDP
Petitions at: https://www.arin.net/policy/pdp_petitions.html

The proposal text is below and at:

The ARIN Policy Development Process can be found at:


Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)


Aaron Wendel wrote:
> I do not feel the AC should abandon Policy Proposal 95: Customer
> Confidentiality. I formally petition to move the following text forward for
> discussion on the list and at the next Public Policy Meeting. I would
> appreciate it if anyone this policy applies to would support moving this
> proposal forward by posting statements in support of the petition to this
> list.
> 1. Policy Proposal Name: Customer Confidentiality
> 2. Proposal Originator: Aaron Wendel
> 3. Proposal Version: 2.0
> 4. Date: 10 June 2009
> 5. Proposal type: new
> 6. Policy term: permanent
> 7. Policy statement:
> ISPs may choose to enter the customer's name along with the ISP's
> address and phone number in reassignments and reallocations in lieu of
> the customer's address and phone number.  The customer's actual
> information must be provided to ARIN on request and will be held in the
> strictest confidence.
> 8. Rationale:
> Version 2.0 clarifies the need for the customer name to remain in the
> SWIP and RWHOIS information.
> Customer contact lists are one of the most proprietary and confidential
> pieces of information in any business.  The requirements for ISPs to
> publish those lists via SWIP or RWHOIS runs contrary to good business
> practices and invites competitors and others to solicit both individuals
> and companies receiving reassignments and sub allocations from upstream
> providers.
> 9. Timetable for implementation: immediate
> Aaron Wendel 
> Wholesale Internet, Inc. 
> 324 E. 11th St.  Suite 1000
> Kansas City, MO 64106
> 816-256-3031
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