[arin-ppml] private whois record

Kevin Kargel kkargel at polartel.com
Tue Aug 7 14:21:49 EDT 2012



 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chu, Yi [NTK] [mailto:Yi.Chu at sprint.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2012 1:08 PM
> To: Kevin Kargel; 'ARIN PPML (ppml at arin.net)'
> Subject: RE: [arin-ppml] private whois record
> 
> The situation is my customer (a company, not residential) had gone through
> a security audit.  The audit identified the whois record as a potential
> security risk.  What they are asking is for their whois  record (inetnum,
> or network record) to be private.  So the assigning LIR has access to the
> private record, as well as ARIN.  But not to general public.  This
> 'private' feature has been incorporated in APNIC for almost 10 years
> (APNIC-16, 2003 http://www.apnic.net/services/services-apnic-
> provides/helpdesk/faqs/privacy-of-customer-assignments---faqs) .   I would
> like to know first if ARIN has a similar feature to accommodate my
> customer's request.  If not, has the topic been discussed and if there is
> interest in pursuing.
[kjk] 
[kjk] I apologize, I was injecting my thoughts and not responding to your
direct questions.  I will step aside and let someone more expert in policy
respond.
I do remember the topic being discussed.

 
> 
> yi
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On
> Behalf Of Kevin Kargel
> Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2012 1:01 PM
> To: 'ARIN PPML (ppml at arin.net)'
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] private whois record
> 
> I see no great problem with private registration so long as there are
> active
> authoritative contacts that can actually do something should a network or
> abuse issue occur.  Having an abuse or NOC contact point to someone who
> can
> call someone who knows who to call is unacceptable.  We need to be able to
> reach a network administrator directly.
> 
> Having said that, if you are operating on the public network and wish to
> keep your contact information private then something just doesn't jive.  I
> do strongly support transparency.  If you don't want to disclose any
> information the solution is simple, don't transact on public networks.
> 
> 
> Kevin
> 
> 
> ________________________________________
> From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On
> Behalf Of Chu, Yi [NTK]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2012 11:26 AM
> To: ARIN PPML (ppml at arin.net)
> Subject: [arin-ppml] private whois record
> 
> APNIC has a 'private' option for LIR to make the non-portable assignments
> private.  It fulfills the LIR's registration requirements, and at the same
> time gives LIR option to address its customer's privacy concerns.  It does
> seem a superb idea.  I wonder if the topic has ever been raised and
> discussed in ARIN?
> 
> Yi Chu
> IP Engineering
> Sprint
> 
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