[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2017-12: Require New POC Validation Upon Reassignment

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Thu Nov 30 08:38:27 EST 2017

I support this policy.

Giving ISP's/LIR's the ability to add reassignment contacts without 
verification from the contacts being added I think was always wrong. 
Often, the email added was NOT someone who actually processed abuse 
issues, but often was instead someone from purchasing or marketing who had 
absolutely no clue who or why we have ARIN.  Often that person had no clue 
as to what address should be used (often a role account), and thus never 
provided the ISP with that correct information. Thus, the ISP used that 
person's info instead. As a result, when they got the verification email, 
they thought it was phishing or spam and ignored it.

Ensuring that added contacts in the database have been verified at 
creation time should go a long way in helping to keep the database clean. 
At a minimum, at least those who have verified their contact before entry 
into the database should know who ARIN is, and why they need to respond to 
that annual email.  I would suggest that the verification email also 
remind the person of the future annual verification email that will be 
sent, and reminding them that they need to confirm their info once a year.

Albert Erdmann
Network Administrator
Paradise On Line Inc.

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