Policy Proposal 2006-1: Residential Customer Privacy

Status: Abandoned

Tracking Information

Discussion Tracking

Mailing List:

Formal introduction on PPML on 26 January 2006

To be revised - 14 April 2006
Staff Assessment - 4 October 2006
Abandoned - 12 October 2006

Public Policy Mailing List

ARIN Public Policy Meeting:


ARIN Advisory Council:

26 January 2005
16 February 2006
23 March 2006
11 April 2006
25 May 2006
15 June 2006
20 July 2006
17 August 2006
21 September 2006
12 October 2006

ARIN Board of Trustees:




Samuel Weiler

Proposal type: modify (NRPM sections and

Policy Term: permanent

An organization with downstream residential customers may substitute that organization's name for the customer's name, e.g. 'Private customer - XYZ Network', and the customer's entire address may be replaced with 'Private Residence'. Each private downstream residential reassignment must have accurate upstream Abuse and Technical POCs visible on the WHOIS record for that block.

NRPM Section 3.2 on Distributed Information Server Use Requirements (from policy proposal 2003-5) is also updated by striking the words "that includes displaying only the city, state, zip code, and country".

This policy allows for a residential customer's entire physical address to be suppressed, not just the street name and number. It also removes the US-centric phrases "state" and "zip code" from the NRPM, reflecting ARIN's broader service area.

In many cases, a postal code or even a city name can identify few enough individuals, particularly considering the set of those likely to have their own IP assignments, that the intent of policy proposal 2003-3 is constructively defeated.

Timetable for implementation: Immediately upon approval.