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

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Wed Feb 16 11:19:35 EST 2011

On Feb 16, 2011, at 10:56 AM, Milton L Mueller wrote:

> The issue is, rather, what makes ARIN's Whois authoritative and what does it mean for it to be authoritative, especially when a large portion of the registrations are not maintained or authorized by the actual ip address block holder?

To the contrary, many registrations have been updated by the address 
holders, even if they do not participate in ARIN policy development
(you do not need to have a registration services agreement with ARIN
as a legacy holder to update your information - this was a very 
conscious decision on the part of the community given the importance
of having accurate registration data)

> What kinds of obligations do ip address holders incur when they register in ARIN's Whois, as opposed to those who don't? How can an authoritative Whois database be maintained, updated and relied upon for policy purposes when many legacy holders don't even participate in ARIN?

Legacy address holders are already registered in ARIN's Whois, and 
are subject to the same policies as any other resource holders.


John Curran
President and CEO

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