[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2021-7: Make Abuse Contact Useful

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Wed Oct 27 03:10:15 EDT 2021

On Tue, Oct 26, 2021 at 2:59 PM John Santos <john at egh.com> wrote:
> My domain has a valid abuse contact (me), and it's been years since I actually
> received anything except spam.  (I check the spam detector output daily to make
> sure it actually is spam, and it always is.  It's usually no more than a handful
> of spam emails daily, probably because I never respond to it or originate any
> email from the "abuse" address, so there is nothing for the spammers to harvest.)
> Under this new scheme, would I still be able to handle abuse the exact same way?

Hi John,

"mailto:your at address" is a valid URL, is it not?

>> Initial implementation suggested to replace the abuse POC with a URL
>> pointing to ARIN’s display of the same POC record which was used for
>> abuse reporting. Should support multiple URLs so that if desired an
>> organization can specify both “mailto:somebody at here” and
>> “tel:1234567” if that’s how they actually want abuse reported to them.

Bill Herrin

William Herrin
bill at herrin.us

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