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The following version was archived on 4 May 2009:

Draft Policy 2008-7
Identify Invalid WHOIS POC's

Date: 2 April 2009

Policy Statement:

During ARINs annual WHOIS POC validation, an e-mail will be sent to every POC in the WHOIS database. Each POC will have a maximum of 60 days to respond with an affirmative that their WHOIS contact information is correct and complete. Unresponsive POC email addresses shall be marked as such in the database. If ARIN staff deems a POC to be completely and permanently abandoned or otherwise illegitimate, the record shall be deleted. ARIN will maintain, and make readily available to the community, a current list of number resources with no valid POC; this data will be subject to the current bulk WHOIS policy.

Timetable for implementation: Immediate


The following version was archived on 2 April 2009:

Draft Policy 2008-7
Identify Invalid WHOIS POC's

Date: 23 March 2009

Policy Statement:

During ARINs annual WHOIS POC validation, an e-mail will be sent to every POC in the WHOIS database. Each POC will have a maximum of 60 days to respond with an affirmative that their WHOIS contact information is correct and complete. Unresponsive POC email addresses shall be marked as such in the database. If ARIN staff deems a POC to be completely and permanently abandoned or otherwise illegitimate, the record shall be deleted. ARIN will maintain, and make readily available to the community, a current list of address-blocks with no valid POC; this data will be subject to the current bulk WHOIS policy.

Timetable for implementation: Immediate


The following version was archived on 25 November 2008:

Policy Proposal 2008-7
Whois Integrity Policy Proposal

Author: Heather Schiller

Date: 26 August 2008

Policy statement:

To ensure the integrity of information in the ARIN WHOIS Database a resource must be under an RSA (either legacy or traditional) in order to update the WHOIS record. ARIN will not update historical information in the ARIN Whois Database until the resource holder can prove the organization's right to the resource.

Rationale:

ARIN currently maintains WHOIS and in-addr.arpa delegation records in a best-effort fashion. In many cases ARIN does not have a formal agreement with the legacy resource holders. Legacy records are frequently out of date and have become an increasingly popular target for hijackers. Having up to date contact information and a formal
relationship with legacy record holders would assist ARIN and ISP's in ensuring these records are maintained accurately. A similar policy was successfully adopted in the APNIC region. (http://www.apnic.net/policy/proposals/prop-018-v001.html)

Timetable for implementation:

Within sixty (60) days of approval - with notification to current POC email addresses listed on historical assignments, or as soon as reasonable for ARIN staff.

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