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

Jimmy Hess mysidia at gmail.com
Fri Feb 25 08:41:47 EST 2011

On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 7:47 PM, ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:
> ARIN-prop-136: Services Opt-out Allowed for Unaffiliated Address Blocks

I oppose PP136.  All ISP/end user resources are supposed to be subject to
the policies and services of the regional registry responsible for
those blocks.

ARIN is the one and only registry responsible for providing the WHOIS and RDNS
service for address blocks  under its stewardship,  including legacy
There is no such thing as an unaffiliated block;  they all became
affiliated with ARIN
a long time ago.

WHOIS  is not  an optional service. Resources under an RSA cannot be opted out.

All ARIN placing a "RWHOIS"  referral or other stub entry in its
WHOIS database amounts
to is another way of ARIN providing WHOIS service for the 'stubbed'

If ARIN provides a referral to a RWHOIS service of any type to the
resource holder's
whois server of choice, then that is providing WHOIS service to the block.

I see no adequate justification to marginilize "legacy" resources further
than they already are.


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