Author: John Laprise
Submitted On: 3 April 2017
Description: Registrant Validation Remediation Proposal: New policy/procedure using registrant transfer procedure to validate unvalidated registrants by asking that they "transfer" their blocks to themselves using existing processes.
Value to Community: Reduction of unvalidated registrants and ongoing checksum/remediation to improve whois
Timeframe: Not specified
Updated: 19 April 2017
19 April 2017
Thank you for your suggestion, numbered 2017.6 upon confirmed receipt, to use transfer procedures to validate registrants that have non-validated records.
ARIN registration staff currently implements internal procedures similar to what you are suggesting through our Point of Contact (POC) and Organization Identifier (ORG ID) recovery processes. Through these processes, we verify the authority of the individual attempting to recover the POC and/or ORG ID using procedures that are similar to those you would encounter in a transfer request. This results in validated registration data for Whois and protects registration rights holders by thwarting hijacking attempts. Additionally, during the ORG ID recovery process, we sometimes find in our review that the legal chain of custody has changed for a registration record and require the individual acting on behalf of the organization to submit a Merger/Acquisition/Reorganization transfer request (NRPM 8.2) before they may gain authoritative control over the subject resources.
Thank you for participating in the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process. We believe that the functionality that you describe already exists via ARIN's current POC and ORG ID recovery processes, and as such we will be closing your suggestion and will retain documentation of it on the ACSP section of our public website. If you believe that there is additional functionality needed in this area, please submit a suggestion which highlights the additional functionality required.