Draft Policy 2008-7: Identify Invalid WHOIS POC’s

Status: NRPM Section 3.6

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Formal introduction on PPML on 26 August 2008

Staff Assessment - 8 October 2008
To be revised - 22 October 2008
To be combined with other proposals - 25 November 2008
Transitioned to new PDP - 7 Janaury 2009

Draft Policy - 23 March 2009 (with staff assessment)

Revised - 2 April 2009

Revised/Last Call - 4 May through 15 May 2009

Adopted - 3 September 2009

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1 July 2009


Previous Version(s)


7 June 2010

Draft Policy 2008-7
Identify Invalid WHOIS POC's

Date: 4 May 2009

Policy Statement:

Section 3.6 Annual WHOIS POC Validation

3.6.1 Method of Annual Verification

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 POC record shall be marked invalid. 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.

Implementation time frame: Staff should begin implementation as soon as practical, but the AC understands that the initial pass through the database may take more than one year.