[arin-ppml] Reclamation of Number Resources

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Mon Jul 18 10:23:11 EDT 2022

> On 18 Jul 2022, at 10:14 AM, Ronald F. Guilmette <rfg at tristatelogic.com> wrote:
> ...
> Why does ARIN need to have a "necessary purpose" to publish the names of the
> people who sign on the dotted line?  Why isn't it sufficient that by publishing
> this info, ARIN is serving the Greater Good and the Community's Best Interests?
> Where is it written in law that ARIN must have a "necessary purpose" and where
> is that term defined, exactly?

"ARIN obtains personal data only for specific lawful purposes and by consent of the individual.” and "Organizations should only provide Personal Data (of their staff, customers, or others) to ARIN with the consent of the affected individuals.”

> Does the UK goverment have a "necessary purpose" in publishing the names and
> addresses and nationalities of all of the beneficial owners of all UK
> corporate entities?  If so, then what is that "necessary purpose" exactly?
> If not, then please explain why the UK can publish information that ARIN
> cannot?  (This ought to be interesting!)

The United Kingdom is a sovereign entity.  

>> Therefore, if you wish more detail on a given legal entity that happens to
>> hold number resources in the ARIN registry, you need to deal with the
>> corporate register of the respective country.
> I believe that's what we call a "non sequitur", i.e. a conclusion that does
> not follow from the premise.
> As far as I am aware, ARIN is incorpotated in the U.S. State of Virginia and
> must thus conform its behavior to the laws as they exist in the State of
> Virginia.  You seem to be making the rather remarkable claim that ARIN's
> behavior is dictated by the laws that exist in Nevis & St. Kitts.
> On what are you basing that very facinating conclusion?

ARIN’s Data Privacy does not allow processing of personal data [including publication] outside of the specific lawful purposes for which it was collected.


John Curran
President and CEO
American Registry for Internet Numbers

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