[arin-ppml] Incorrect POC on resource records (was: Regarding unauthorized changes (Re: Policy question))

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Thu Sep 20 19:49:37 EDT 2012

On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 6:18 PM, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:
>    What you suggest is quite reasonable when a transfer is performed,
> and ARIN is vigilant for potential fraud in such cases.
>     That does not apply when no transfer was ever performed with a resource.

Hi John,

With respect, changing POCs and postal addresses changes an ISP's view
of who is allowed to announce addresses while changing the RDNS
delegation wreaks all manner of immediate operational havoc.

Again, no knowledge of Jeffrey's situation but reading what you wrote
it doesn't sound like you have a process in place that's suitably
cognizant of the harm ARIN can contribute to. In particular, I think I
understand you to take the position that a change by a then-authorized
POC is authorized, even in the face of a challenge, until declared
otherwise by a court. That is an extraordinary and rigid view that may
not be justifiable by the effectiveness of the technical apparatus you
have for determining that a POC is authorized.

Belligerence towards someone defrauded will always come back to haunt
and nothing says belligerence like the bureaucratic blind eye that
refuses to see what's in front of it because some potentially
inadequate procedure was or wasn't followed.

Bill Herrin

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