[arin-ppml] How bad is it really?

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at ipinc.net
Mon Jul 19 16:47:08 EDT 2010

On 7/17/2010 8:58 PM, James Hess wrote:

>>> I'd hazard a guess that if you didn't click on the link at all that
>>> ARIN is going to still consider the POC  "most likely valid".
> What point would there be even  sending the link if  a user not
> clicking on it would fail to indicate that the record was invalid?
> It would make about as much sense as sending them a link to click on
> if  "their e-mail address was no longer operational"
> A contact that cannot  even act on a request to verify themselves
> (especially if multiple reminders to verify are sent),   is not a
> responsive contact..

I would ask, what is the point of filling out a SWIP at all if the
ISP that is doing the filling out is simply going to substitute their
OWN contact info in place of the real contact info of the actual user
of the address block?

I would also ask what is the point of even having a WHOIS database if
ISPs are going to be allowed to do that?

Yet we have a lot of people here who claim that this is valid practice.

In my opinion, there's a LOT that ought to be done to increase
disclosure in address assignments.  If this had been mandated from day 1
then it wouldn't be a problem now.  After all if you purchase property
you are required to fill out your real contact name on the deed at the
county and anybody can go look at it.  I don't see that usage of IP
addressing is any different.


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