[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-133: No Volunteer Services on Behalf of Unaffiliated Address Blocks

Matthew Kaufman matthew at matthew.at
Mon Feb 14 16:21:39 EST 2011

On 2/14/2011 1:18 PM, Jeffrey Lyon wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 4:15 PM, Matthew Kaufman<matthew at matthew.at>  wrote:
>> Opposed. Making Whois information about legacy blocks invisible removes the
>> ability for individuals and organizations to continue to "self-police" use
>> of this space. As an example, if I am an ISP with a customer who claims to
>> hold a legacy block and who wants it routed, where do I verify that if not
>> the whois database? It similarly interferes with any future transfer market
>> by making it impossible to do even the most rudimentary check on the
>> seller's claims.
>> Matthew Kaufman
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> ARIN would provide referral WHOIS. Couldn't you just use this information?

Referral to what?

Someone who's had a legacy class C since 1992 comes to you and says "hi, 
I moved and am now your customer, I'd like you to route this block to 
me". Who has a listing for that address if this policy takes effect?

Note that "tell the customer to go sign an LRSA first" isn't an 
acceptable answer either, as many holders have many reasons (some no 
doubt even legitimate) for not signing the LRSA.

Matthew Kaufman

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