[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal 95: Customer Confidentiality

George Bonser gbonser at seven.com
Thu Jan 28 22:29:55 EST 2010

> Because this proposal provides no benefit to the community at large,
> and
> because it has the potential to facilitate abuse of all sorts of other
> policy, I can't support this proposal.

That said, I would not be opposed to a way to protect the service
providers from someone perusing ARIN information for sales contacts.  I
just haven't come up with a good suggestion.  Heck, it seems any time I
update anything at ARIN, I get a new blast of sales calls.  It is
annoying, I know the sales drones do use ARINs information for sales

You can't allow large providers unfettered access because they are one
of the abusers of the current system.  A provider filling a customer
request for a block of addresses should have access to information on
all blocks SWIPed to that customer.  An end user attempting to track
down abuse or troubleshooting a problem should be able to determine who
owns a block and what other blocks they own.  The idea should not be to
shield an organization from having their network assignments known, but
to shield the provider from having their network space crawled to
determine who their customers are.


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