[arin-ppml] Disambiguation Detour [re: IPv4 Transfer Policy Change to Keep Whois Accurate]

Tom Vest tvest at eyeconomics.com
Fri May 13 15:42:20 EDT 2011

On May 13, 2011, at 1:54 PM, Mike Burns wrote:

> Hi Tom,
>>> No, the registry or registries would also have to ensure uniqueness, not just accurate records for fee collection.
>> I'm clipping here because this is a critical point of clarification, and this exchange is already so long and convoluted (mea culpa) that I wouldn't want it to pass unnoticed by anyone who's still reading. When I have >more to say, I'll revert to the full version for the sake of continuity...
>> So, I'll ask again using your suggested revision:
>> Would your own criteria for whois "accuracy" and "purpose" be satisfied by a number resource registry that did the following and nothing more:
> (1) Registry maintains 100% accurate contact records THAT ARE SUFFICIENT TO UNIQUELY ASSOCIATE INDIVIDUAL NUMBER RECORDS with a set of contact information that includes (1a) "a name," plus (1b) any current/working method of payment sufficient to cover recurring registry service fees.
> No.  The numbers need to be unique in the universe of routable IPv4 addresses. Only one registrant may be assigned to an individual netblock.

Does this complete the first half of the formula?

(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.

> (2)  Registry maintains such information on file continuously, but shares it ONLY with duly authorized LEAa and individuals who have been explicitly granted access by individual registrants themselves?
> No. I think it should be publicly accessible.

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?
 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? 



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