[arin-ppml] Disambiguation Detour [re: IPv4 Transfer Policy Change to Keep Whois Accurate]
mike at nationwideinc.com
Fri May 13 15:59:28 EDT 2011
>(1) Registry maintains a set of unique, non-overlapping number resource
>records, each one of which is associated with exactly one "registrant" (or
>equivalently, "registrant record"), which is defined for this purpose as >a
>combination of (1a) a "name," plus (1b) a current/working method of payment
>sufficient to cover recurring registry service fees.
No, I am not advocating for registry service fees for legacy holders who
haven't signed an LRSA, which your definition would imply.
Plus I think a contact should be in the record. I do require an RSA of
recipients of transferred addresses.
>I don't wish to be pedantic, but would it be possible for you to specify
>precisely what "it" refers to in the above statement?
I think the Whois registry should be publicly accessible under existing
>Also, could you please specify explicitly and directly (i.e., without
reference to some another equally ambiguous term) what, if anything, you
model registry would *do* to make "it" publicly accessible?
I don't have a model registry, but there was a post long back where I
provided a link to a letter to ICANN with a proposed set of policies for
private registrars, which I guess would be a good place to start, if I were
really interested in private registries. Which I'm not, I think that my
attempts to change ARIN policy to make it more transparent would provide a
disincentive to anybody trying to run a private registry.
If ARIN allows buyers and sellers to trade for money without a needs
requirement, and doesn't gouge on pricing, what is the incentive to do
business with a private registry?
Tom, I appreciate the change in the subject line, but my time really is
taken up with explaining my proposal which has no connection with private
registries, and I don't care about them enough to spend time on this, to my
mind, side issue. If you can connect the dots for me and explain why we are
talking about registries in the context of my proposal to drop needs
requirements for transfers, then I am happy to continue it now.
My prior expressed support for private registries related to my desire to
free the transfer market from the artificial constraint of needs
requirements for transfers. I saw private registries as a means to dropping
needs requirements, as I doubt a private registry would apply a needs
requirement. Since I have decided to work to change ARIN's policies in this
regard, the continued talk of private registries is a continued distraction.
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