[arin-ppml] ARIN Trial WhoWas Service and WhoWas Consultation

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Wed Dec 14 09:57:04 EST 2011

On Dec 14, 2011, at 9:42 AM, Mike Burns wrote:

> Hi John,
> Let's say that acting as a facilitator, I wish to review the registration history of an address block being proffered by a seller.
> Wouldn't 2a of the Terms of service prevent this because of the word non-commercial?
> 2. Grant of Access and Use
> (a) Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the other WHOWAS
> Terms, ARIN grants to User a non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable, limited
> license to use the WHOWAS Database and the WHOWAS Data solely for the purpose of User’s
> internal non-commercial research into the historical registration information of Internet number
> resources.
> Should I have posted this on the ARIN-Consultation mailing list?

Mike - 

  I agree that such a use does not appear consistent with the present
  WhoWas AUP.  Multiple issues exist, in that the proposed use would 
  likely be both commercial and external at some point in the process.
  If you believe that we should strike "non-commercial' from the WhoWas 
  AUP (or any other similar changes), please send that suggestion in on
  the ARIN-Consultation mailing list.

  (Note also that proposed seller could ask to have the block listed
  in STLS, and ARIN would in the process validate that they are the   
  correct registrant for such purposes.)


John Curran
President and CEO

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