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

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Thu Oct 28 00:12:07 EDT 2021

> On Oct 27, 2021, at 19:41 , William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 27, 2021 at 2:07 PM JORDI PALET MARTINEZ via ARIN-PPML
> <arin-ppml at arin.net> wrote:
>> However, right now 2 above doesn’t exist and instead
>> if we keep using email but making a policy that enforces
>> a transition to X-ARF/RFC5965/RFC6650, resolves the
>> problems for spam into abuse mailboxes (because it is
>> automatically processed and the spams get rejected by
>> the system), facilitates the transition (a period of time where
>> plain emails and X-ARF/RFC5965/RFC6650 are accepted,
>> then only X-ARF/RFC5965/RFC6650).
> Hi Jordi,
> The moment you say "enforce," you've left the realm of the possible in
> the ARIN region. ARIN can require a contact to exist. They can't
> require you to do anything specific with information sent to it; that
> exceeds the contract with the registrant.

That’s actually true in all 5 regions, but at the risk of getting another
nastygram from Mr. Curran,  some regions have more difficulty
recognizing this than others.


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