[arin-ppml] ARIN-PPML Digest, Vol 106, Issue 8 (Sandra Brown)

McTim dogwallah at gmail.com
Mon Apr 7 13:33:32 EDT 2014

On Sun, Apr 6, 2014 at 11:49 AM,  <sandrabrown at ipv4marketgroup.com> wrote:
> ------------------------------
> Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2014 19:41:04 -0700
> From: Jay Martin <jaymartin926 at gmail.com>
> To: David.Huberman at microsoft.com
> Cc: "arin-ppml at arin.net" <ARIN-PPML at arin.net>
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] ARIN-PPML Digest, Vol 106, Issue 8
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> Hi David,
> <snip>
> Why do you think remove needs test will be enhance a more accurate
> whois?
> <snip>
> Jay
> Hi Jay:
> Most instances where the whois is incorrect are cases of legacy IPv4
> addresses.

I do not believe this is an accurate statement of fact.  I believe
that most inaccuracies in RIR databases are due to either ignorance of
requirements of assignment registration or willfully not following
these requirements for a variety of reasons.

While I didn't spend a decade as a RIR Hostmaster, I did spend several
years as one, and conducted many training courses on LIR
responsibilities vis a vis the regiatry.  When folks understand what
they are supposed to do, they normally do it.

In addition, I authored a current policy in the AFRINIC region which
does not allow for reverse delegation to be done by the RIR until
assignments are made under the allocation.  Since this is a new
policy, there are no numbers available yet to determine if this will
have any impact on registry accuracy.


"A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A
route indicates how we get there."  Jon Postel

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