[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal 120: Protecting Number Resources

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Sat Nov 6 09:43:15 EDT 2010

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Policy Proposal 120: Protecting Number Resources

Proposal Originator: Leo Bicknell

Proposal Version: 1.0

Date: 5 November 2010

Proposal type: new

Policy term: permanent

Policy statement:

ARIN shall use any reasonable and practical methods to proactively
look for fraudulently obtained or abandoned number resources and
seek the return of those resources to ARIN.

A report of activities under this policy shall be delivered at each
ARIN meeting.


ARIN has generally only reactively looked for fraudulently obtained
or abandoned number resources, generally via reports to

While it is great for ARIN to take these community reports, ARIN
can be in a far better position to know which resources were
fraudulently obtained or abandoned due to the additional paperwork
that ARIN holds which is not available to the public, and the record
of interactions (or lack thereof) with the resource holder.

] From: John Curran <jcurran at arin.net>
] To: Leo Bicknell <bicknell at ufp.org>
] CC: "arin-ppml at arin.net" <arin-ppml at arin.net>
] Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Audits
] On Nov 5, 2010, at 2:19 PM, Leo Bicknell wrote:
] >  What would the community have to get the ARIN staff to go proactively
] >  looking for fraud, abuse, defunct companies and other non-compliant
] >  uses of the address space?
] As usual: have the community develop an appropriate policy and ensure that
] there is an adequate level of support for the increased ARIN costs (which
] will appear back as overall service fees) once we get to implementation.
] /John

I expect the board/executive management will interpret reasonable
and practical to be some amount of staff time that is not zero, but
will also not "break the bank".

I also expect that ARIN will report on the number resources (in the
aggregate) that were returned due to this proactive activity, as
well as the cost to the members of this activity (again, in the
aggregate) so as to obtain feedback if more, or less resources
should be used in this area.

Timetable for implementation: immediate

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