[arin-ppml] ARIN IPs and Spammers? => Need for Governance

McTim dogwallah at gmail.com
Sat Nov 8 14:53:22 EST 2014

On Sat, Nov 8, 2014 at 9:23 AM, John Von Stein <John at qxccommunications.com>

>  This does not need to be “eye for an eye” enforcement.
> Just like a speeding, beyond the safety issues involved the deterrent
> against doing it partially the cost of the fine and the increased insurance
> premium but mostly is the fear of losing the privilege, not the right, to
> drive.  Repeated or an egregious offense will lead to someone’s driver’s
> license being revoked.
> If we define the use of IP addresses as a privilege, not a right, granted
> by ARIN then it is possible to build Acceptable Use rules on that founding
> principle.

Possible, yes, but is it desirable?

So far no RIR policy community has gotten into the deeply murky issue of
content regulation (which is what many would call it if we were to create
an anti-spam policy).

You are free to write such a policy and see if you can get agreement from
the community.


"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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