[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-136 Services Opt-out Allowed forUnaffiliated Address Blocks

George Bonser gbonser at seven.com
Fri Feb 25 03:09:48 EST 2011

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Benson Schliesser [mailto:bensons at queuefull.net]
> Sent: Friday, February 25, 2011 12:02 AM
> To: George Bonser
> Cc: arin-ppml at arin.net
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-136 Services Opt-out Allowed
> forUnaffiliated Address Blocks
> On Feb 25, 2011, at 1:48 AM, George Bonser wrote:
> >
> > How would one locate this accurate data if it isn't at ARIN?  How is
> one
> > supposed to know where it is?
> How do you know anything about data maintained by other RIRs, or
> organizations that use distributed whois (rwhois), today?  I expect
> prop 136 to be comparable.
> Cheers,
> -Benson

If people can't find it, it is useless.  If you have a pointer from ARIN
to it, and then if you move it again when the organization you have it
with goes broke, and you have to keep going back to ARIN to update the
record pointing at the information, then you might as well have used
ARIN in the first place.

In any case, the amount of space we are talking about that doesn't
belong to the US Government or other large corporations that aren't
likely to change what they are doing now is pretty small.

This stands to benefit only a tiny number of people. How does it benefit
me, my neighbor, and the community in general?  It potentially increases
the headaches associated with tracking down owners of addresses to
troubleshoot problems or stop nefarious activity.  I see it as somewhat
nihilistic.  It has the potential to do more damage than benefit.  The
addresses belong to the community, not to the assignee.  This does not
help the community.

Still opposed.

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