ARIN Asks for a More In-Depth IP Address Whois Database
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ARIN Asks for a More In-Depth IP Address Whois Database

ARIN is proposing that a detailed identity-based IP address database is maintained in the USA and Canada. The organization fears that the rise of the IPv6 will wreak havoc, making investigations against online copyright infringement activities almost impossible to conduct. Some high-standing members of ARIN disagree, so the proposal is likely to be amended and resubmitted again soon. ARIN (American Registry for Internet Numbers) has submitted an official recommendation to the Federal Government of Canada, containing two points of measures against copyright infringement. The first is to make the maintenance of an up-to-date registry of IP address numbers mandatory, and the second is to compel organizations who assign IP addresses to others to maintain an up-to-date Whois database. ARIN is a non-profit corporation that is responsible for the allocation of blocks of IP numbers in the US, Canada, and parts of the Caribbean. Some of the large corporations that receive these blocks for further allocation include Microsoft and Google, while the intermediaries that perform a similar allocation role are mostly Internet Service Providers (ISPs). What ARIN is suggesting now, is that those intermediaries take note of who is the individual behind each IP address that they distribute, so that […]

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