[At-Large] ICANN Board Nomination

McTim dogwallah at gmail.com
Tue Aug 31 12:45:42 UTC 2010

On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 11:38 AM, Neil Schwartzman <neil at cauce.org> wrote:
> On 2010-08-31, at 10:15 AM, Franck Martin wrote:
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Neil Schwartzman" <neil at cauce.org>
>>> To: "At-Large Worldwide" <at-large at atlarge-lists.icann.org>
>>> Sent: Tuesday, 31 August, 2010 7:31:41 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [At-Large] ICANN Board Nomination
>>> On 2010-08-31, at 9:16 AM, Franck Martin wrote:
>>>> Yes, that's what people think, that ICANN is in charge of everything
>>>> on the Internet, while they are in charge of so little...
>>> It would be nice were they to at least take responsibility for those
>>> areas that they are responsible, like rogue registrars, abuse of the
>>> domain system, and so on.
>> Without forgetting that the whois of names is a disgrace...
>> The whois of IPs is not too, too bad, because there are few repository organisations that talk to each others rather well...
> There are those that would disagree, but certainly with the current administration, lead by someone who has deep knowledge of and great experience dealing with net abuse (Paul Vixie), ARIn has been getting much better. That said, Scott Richter, for example, was trivially able to illicitly access IP-space. Not to go to the Kreb's well too often, but : http://blog.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2008/04/a_case_of_network_identity_the_1.html

This is a rare case, hijacking IP blocks isn't 'trivial".

IP addresses are allocated on a basis of need by the RIRs.

It's not ICANNs role to intervene, spammer or not.  If you want to
prevent spammers from getting IP blocks, I suggest you write a policy
proposal to that effect and introduce on your favorite RIR policy
discussion list.


"A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A
route indicates how we get there."  Jon Postel

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