[At-Large] ICANN Board Nomination

McTim dogwallah at gmail.com
Tue Aug 31 15:25:02 UTC 2010

Hi Neil,

On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 4:48 PM, Neil Schwartzman <neil at cauce.org> wrote:
> On 2010-08-31, at 2:45 PM, McTim wrote:
>>> 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".
> That is simply wrong. there are numerous examples of hijacked netspace. if you'd like, ping me offlist and we can discuss it without boring the others.

Yes, there have been cases of hijacked netspace, but it is a miniscule
percentage of the total number of assignments and allocations, hence
my use of the term "rare".

I spent several years as an RIR hostmaster, and dealt with one genuine
hijacking case in all that time.

>> 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.
> Please re-read what I wrote. We were divergently speaking about ARIN, not ICANN, above.
> It is ICANN's role to deal with the fact that a convicted criminal who also happens to be a recidivist spammer who runs a registrar. ICANN have done so in the past, and need to do so *much* more actively. An activist on the board who cares about end-user privacy would be helpful in this regard.



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