[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-180 ISP Private Reassignment

Chris Engel cengel at conxeo.com
Thu Aug 9 15:39:29 EDT 2012

While I'm generaly pretty sympathetic to privacy concerns, they do have to be counter-balanced with a need for accountability and that requires some degree of transparency. As long as ARIN is willing to accept a DBA/ Legal Trust in WHOIS for the name of the entity reassigned the block and a mailing address (e.g. .P.O box) for the address, then I don't see much issue there. That provides a degree of privacy for entities that have serious privacy concerns while preserving the ability to hold those entities accountable. If ARIN doesn't accept those (I don't know, I've never tried using either for a WHOIS) then that's a problem that should be addressed.

Chris Engel

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