[ARIN-Suggestions] Response to Suggestion 2012.4 - Street Address Requirement
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Mon May 21 15:06:12 EDT 2012
ARIN has issued its initial response to ACSP Suggestion 2012.4. The
suggestion and response text are provided below. This suggestion is now
closed and is available at:
Communications and Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
Street Addresses for Registered Organizations should not be Post Office
After years of doing business with a wide variety of organizations, ARIN
has found that there are many legitimate businesses who use Post Office
Boxes as their official mailing address. We have had no technically
compelling reason to disallow this and in fact, have heard of many valid
reasons to allow the use of PO Boxes from a variety of our customers who
We did a search through the ARIN database and found the following data
relating to the use of PO Boxes:
Currently, there are a total of 35,102 Org IDs with direct
registrations. 2,450 of them or seven percent have a PO Box specified in
the street address field. Of the 35,102 total organizations registered,
4,162 of them are ARIN's direct subscriber members. 444 of them or 11
percent of the members have a PO Box specified in the street address field.
Therefore, unless there is some compelling reason that ARIN should not
accept a PO Box as an organization's official mailing address, ARIN will
continue to allow the use of PO boxes.
Thank you for participating in the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion
Process. This suggestion is now closed.
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