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[AfriNIC-rpd] Abuse Contact Information in the AfriNIC Service Region - Version 2
sm at resistor.net
Fri Sep 24 16:27:36 UTC 2010
These comments are about AFPUB-2010-GEN-006. I am not taking a
position on the proposal.
In Section 1:
"This is a proposal to introduce a reference to a specific and dedicated
object which shall be used in future as the one and only place to publish
abuse contact information within the AfriNIC region."
I suggest rewriting this as:
This proposal specifies a dedicated object which shall be used as the
preferred place to publish abuse public contact information within the
AfriNIC service region.
In Section 2, I suggest a minor rewrite:
Currently within the AfriNIC service region, the abuse reports are sent to
the e-mail address specified in the e-mail field, as encouraged on the
AfriNIC website .
In Section 4:
"It is proposed that the technical staff of AfriNIC finds a way to create a
new or uses an already existing object, which implements the following
It is proposed that the AfriNIC create a new or reuses an existing object,
which has the following properties:
I suggest removing the sub-section numbering in Section 4. You could
define the properties as follows:
(a) A unique reference by inetnum, inet6num and aut-num
(b) Contains two e-mail attributes:
(i) "e-mail:" for personal communication
(ii) "abuse-mailbox:" for automatic report handling
Instead of referring to classic whois, you could have:
The object should be accessible through Whois.
The qualities of the "Abuse Finder Database", as mentioned in this
proposal, is unclear. There is a reference to the RIPE Abuse Finder
Database. As AfriNIC does not run labs.ripe.net, it does not have
any control over that database.
"AfriNIC publishes a Best Practice Paper and a Documentation,
all members to use the new object to publish abuse contact information."
The Best Practice Paper would be the documentation. I would rewrite that:
AfriNIC publishes a Best Practice Paper to encourage its members to use the
object to publish abuse contact information.
There are two 5.1 sub-sections in the proposal.
In Section 5.1:
"Nevertheless it is suggested to AfriNIC to offer a way to receive
not working or not accurate objects. But this is part of another proposal."
I suggest that you post that other proposal for discussion and amend
the above accordingly.
In Section 6:
"There will be no immediate affect for AfriNIC members with existing resource
registrations already in the AfriNIC Whois Database. The only effect is the
opportunity to publish a dedicated abuse contact object and profit by the
The first sentence is incorrect. I gather that you mean that "There
will be no immediate impact" or "It will not affect".
Is this a profit-making policy proposal? Who is going to profit?
:-) Maybe you meant "benefit" as in "for the common good".
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