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[nc-whois] Fwd: Policy Proposal 2002-4

This is a just-arrived proposal from ARIN about their WHOIS service.
I'm sending it to you because it may be of interest.

>Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 13:58:11 -0400 (EDT)
>From: Member Services <memsvcs@arin.net>
>To: arin-announce@arin.net, <ppml@arin.net>
>Subject: Policy Proposal 2002-4
>Sender: owner-arin-announce@arin.net
>ARIN welcomes feedback and discussion about the following policy
>proposal in the weeks leading to the ARIN Public Policy Meeting
>in Eugene, Oregon, scheduled for October 30-31, 2002. All feedback
>received on the mailing list about this policy proposal will be
>included in the discussions that will take place at the upcoming
>Public Policy Meeting.
>This policy proposal discussion will take place on the ARIN Public
>Policy Mailing List (ppml@arin.net).  Subscription information is
>available at http://www.arin.net/mailing_lists/index.html
>Richard Jimmerson
>Director of Operations
>American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
>### * ###
>Policy Proposal 2002-4: Bulk Copies of ARIN WHOIS
>Policy 2001-7 allows organizations to obtain bulk copies of ARIN WHOIS
>data, minus point of contact information, after signing ARIN's
>acceptable use policy for bulk WHOIS data.
>Many organizations require the bulk WHOIS data, and also need the
>accompanying point of contact information.  Although the point of
>contact information is not currently supplied with the bulk copies of
>ARIN WHOIS data, it is openly available by submitting individual queries
>to ARIN's WHOIS servers.
>Organizations may currently obtain bulk copies of WHOIS data from APNIC
>and RIPE NCC that include point of contact information, but continue to
>have to obtain the data from ARIN's WHOIS services, one query at a time.
>The following policy is proposed:
>   ARIN will provide a bulk copy of WHOIS output, including point
>   of contact information, on the ARIN site for download by any
>   organization that wishes to obtain the data providing they
>   agree to ARIN's acceptable use policy.
>It is also proposed the existing ARIN Bulk WHOIS Acceptable Use
>##The ARIN WHOIS data is for Internet operational or technical research
>purposes pertaining to Internet operations only.  It may not be used for
>advertising, direct marketing, marketing research, or similar purposes.
>Use of the ARIN WHOIS data for these activities is explicitly forbidden.
>ARIN requests to be notified of any such activities or suspicions
>...be applied in the implementation of any policy that results from this
>policy proposal with the addition of the following text:
>Redistributing bulk ARIN WHOIS data is explicitly forbidden. It is
>permissible to publish the data an individual query or small number of
>queries at a time, as long as reasonable precautions are taken to
>prevent automated querying by database harvesters.
>### END ###


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