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Community Consultation - Daily Publication of IP Addresses Issued and Returned

Posted: Thu, 27 Mar 2008

ARIN would like to consult the community on the merits of the second part of Suggestion 2008-2 [excerpt below, full suggestion at bottom]:

"In addition, ARIN should publish a report of addresses returned, and addresses issued, in the form of a mailing list (with daily email) and an RSS feed. This will only contain allocations/assignments made directly by ARIN or address blocks returned to ARIN's free pool. The intent is that RBL operators can subscribe to such a feed and keep their own lists clean."

Although there is some merit in allowing the community prompt visibility to both the IP blocks being returned to ARIN's available pool of addresses and the IP blocks being issued by ARIN to the community, we also see this as a potential target for abuse. Specifically, certain parties may take the opportunity to use and announce IP addresses from these ranges without having the administrative authority to do so.  To that end, there are two questions we like to ask the community:

  1. Does the community think that the merits of this proposal outweigh the potential for abuse?
  2. If the merits do outweigh the abuse, what sorts of suggestions do you have to mitigate potential for abuse?

Please submit your feedback to the consult@arin.net. You can subscribe to the arin-consult mailing list at http://lists.arin.net/mailman/listinfo/consult.

Discussion on consult at arin.net will close at 5:00 PM EDT 10 April. Depending upon the discussion, ARIN may decide to conduct a poll on the topic during the following week. Only subscribers on the consult@arin.net list when the poll opens will be eligible to participate.

The ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process documentation is available at:

http://www.arin.net/about_us/corp_docs/acsp.html

We welcome community-wide participation. Please address any process questions to info@arin.net.

Regards,

Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

2008.2

Submitted 01-17-2008 05:39:14

ARIN should track all RBLs, DUNS and similar IP address blacklists.

Then, when an address block is re-issued to another organization or returned from an organization, ARIN should check these lists. If addresses from the re-issued block are found on one of the lists, then ARIN should attempt to inform the list maintainer.

In addition, ARIN should publish a report of addresses returned, and addresses issued, in the form of a mailing list (with daily email) and an RSS feed. This will only contain allocations/assignments made directly by ARIN or address blocks returned to ARIN's free pool. The intent is that RBL operators can subscribe to such a feed and keep their own lists clean.

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