[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2017-5: Equalization of Assignment Registration requirements between IPv4 and IPv6

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Thu Jun 15 10:05:01 EDT 2017

On Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 9:52 AM, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:
> My recollection of history is that SWIPs originated for the purpose of
> reporting utilization to
> support subsequent allocations,

More to the point, the purpose was to *be seen* reporting utilization that
supported subsequent allocations so that accusations of cheating wouldn't
fly back and forth. That's why SWIP is public instead of something only
ARIN staff can see.

Bill Herrin

> but the resulting entries in the public Whois have proved to
> be important to law enforcement, network researcher and anti-abuse
> efforts.

William Herrin ................ herrin at dirtside.com  bill at herrin.us
Dirtside Systems ......... Web: <http://www.dirtside.com/>
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