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

Chris Woodfield chris at semihuman.com
Wed Oct 27 14:54:20 EDT 2021

Change the proposed language in 2.1.2 from “must” to “may”, and develop (via IETF, or simply across RIRs) a standard API format for submitting reports, and I could support this policy.

Given such a standard does not exist, I am not inclined to support this proposal. If such a standard existed, I would support this as a new optional field, as Scott proposes, but not a mandatory field and not replacing the existing abuse contact field.


> On Oct 27, 2021, at 11:39 AM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 27, 2021 at 10:59 AM Scott Leibrand <scottleibrand at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Backwards compatibility is important here. If we want to add URL capabilities, there's no reason it can't be a new field.
> Hi Scott,
> I buy the backwards compatibility theory. ARIN staff will have to
> comment but I think that's an implementation detail: the policy does
> not require them to remove the old abuse contacts; it just makes them
> optional and requires ARNI to add abuse URLs.
> With that understanding, and/or a rewrite to make it clear, would you
> support the proposal?
> Regards,
> Bill Herrin
> -- 
> William Herrin
> bill at herrin.us
> https://bill.herrin.us/
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