[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal 95: Customer Confidentiality

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Sat Jan 30 00:54:18 EST 2010

On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 3:01 PM, Aaron Wendel
<aaron at wholesaleinternet.net> wrote:
> 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.

ARIN's acceptable use policy for whois data is:

"The ARIN WHOIS data is for Internet operational or technical research
purposes pertaining to Internet operations only. It may not be used
for advertising, direct marketing, marketing research, or similar
purposes. Use of ARIN WHOIS data for these activities is explicitly
forbidden. ARIN requests to be notified of any such activities or
suspicions thereof."

Has anyone -ever- notified ARIN that one of its ISP members solicited
a contact found via whois? What action did ARIN take?

Bill Herrin

William D. Herrin ................ herrin at dirtside.com  bill at herrin.us
3005 Crane Dr. ...................... Web: <http://bill.herrin.us/>
Falls Church, VA 22042-3004

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