[arin-ppml] An article of interest to the community....

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Fri Sep 2 18:30:19 EDT 2011


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>> I'd recommend that folks also use the number resource fraud reporting page to highlight possible issues, since there are more folks in the community than in ARIN staff.
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> It would be inappropriate to report abandoned/un-/underutilized blocks as fraudulent prior to them being hijacked, since no fraud as yet been committed.

It is the best place to make such a report.  That page really needs a new name.

Perhaps a "Resource policy violation report"?

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> You appear to be stuck in a reactive mindset, i.e. only dealing with hijacking after it has occurred.  What I discuss above is being proactive and initiating reviews on likely targets before they are hijacked.
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> Compare this:
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> abandoned block -> review -> reclaim
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> abandoned block -> hijack -> complaint -> review -> revoke
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> IMHO, the latter exhibits better stewardship.

I think you mean the former.  I certainly think it is better to review and reclaim before hijack.

Owen

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