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

Scott Leibrand scottleibrand at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 16:33:47 EDT 2018


Oh, I forgot to mention, I support the proposal in principle and as written.

Thanks,
Scott

On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 1:11 PM, Brian Jones <bjones at vt.edu> wrote:

> I support draft proposal 2017-12. It is a good step forward for POC
> validation.
>
> --
> Brian
> ​ E Jones
> Agile Process Engineer
> ​Virginia Tech​
>>
> On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 5:47 PM, Christian Tacit <ctacit at tacitlaw.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Dear Community Members,
>>
>>
>>
>> The shepherds for the Draft Policy 2017-12: Require POC Validation Upon
>> Reassignment, are making two changes to its text.
>>
>>
>>
>> First, the problem statement is being expanded a bit to explain how POCs
>> for reassigned blocks can be assigned without the knowledge of the
>> individuals so assigned under the present policy.
>>
>>
>>
>> Second, proposed section 3.8 has been deleted. This is because it is
>> unintentionally misleading because a simple reassignment results in a
>> customer identifier versus an OrgID.   There is no contact information
>> contained in a simple reassignment other than street address that could be
>> used for notification, and thus it does not appear that the proposed NRPM
>> 3.8 policy text is implementable.  Even if notification were possible, the
>> “OR postal address” in this section may also cause significant problems for
>> some companies as many companies have the same name associated with many
>> different locations and there are several locations that have many
>> companies registered there.
>>
>>
>>
>> Based on these changes, the revised text reads:
>>
>>
>>
>> *Version Date: March 12, 2018*
>>
>>
>>
>> *Problem Statement:*
>>
>> Some large ISPs assign individuals to be POCs for reassigned blocks
>> without consultation of the individual they are inserting into Whois. For
>> example, during the reassignment/reallocation process, some large ISPs
>> automatically create POCs from their customer’s order form. This process is
>> automated for many ISPs and therefore the resulting POCs are not validated
>> prior to being created in the ARIN Whois database. This creates unknowing
>> POCs that have no idea what Whois is or even who ARIN is at the time they
>> receive the annual POC validation email. It can also create multiple POCs
>> per email address causing that same person to receive a multitude of POC
>> Validation emails each year.
>>
>> This policy proposal seeks to improve the situation where a POC is
>> unwittingly and unintentionally inserted into Whois.
>>
>> It also seeks to mitigate the significant amount of time that ARIN staff
>> reports that they spend fielding phone calls from POCs who have no idea
>> they are in Whois.
>>
>> Finally, it is hopeful that this proposal will improve the overall POC
>> validation situation, by forcing ISPs and customers to work together to
>> insert proper information into Whois at the time of sub-delegation.
>>
>>
>>
>> *Policy statement:*
>>
>> Insert one new section into NRPM 3:
>>
>> 3.7 New POC Validation Upon Reassignment
>>
>> When an ISP submits a valid reallocation or detailed reassignment request
>> to ARIN which would result in a new POC object being created, ARIN must
>> (before otherwise approving the request) contact the new POC by email for
>> validation. ARIN's notification will, at a minimum, notify the POC of:
>>
>> - the information about the organization submitting the record; and
>> - the resource(s) to which the POC is being attached; and
>> - the organization(s) to which the POC is being attached.
>>
>> If the POC validates the request, the request shall be accepted by ARIN
>> and the new objects inserted into Whois.  If the POC does not validate the
>> request within 10 days, ARIN must reject the request.
>>
>>
>>
>> *Timetable for implementation:* Immediate
>>
>>
>>
>> Comments from the community are welcome!
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Christian S. Tacit
>>
>>
>>
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