|Synopsis||This is a proposal to introduce a mandatory abuse contact field for objects in the APNIC Whois Database to provide a more efficient way for abuse reports to reach the correct network contact.|
|Current status||Implemented 8 November 2010|
|Relevant forum||Policy SIG|
|Previous versions|| prop-079-v001|
|Status at other RIRs|| AfriNIC: The author has submitted a very similar proposal, AFPUB-2010-GEN-002: Abuse Contact Information in the AfriNIC service region, which is now under discussion.|
ARIN: An abuse-POC exists for Organizational ID identifiers.
LACNIC: An abuse-c exists for inetnum, inet6num, and aut-num objects.
RIPE: An IRT (Incident Response Team) object can be linked to inetnum and inet6num objects.
|29 January 2010||Version 1 posted to the Policy SIG mailing list for discussion.|
|10 February 2010||Version 2 posted to the Policy SIG mailing list for discussion.|
|24 February 2010||Version 3 posted to the Policy SIG mailing list for discussion.|
|4 March 2010||Version 3 reached consensus at the APNIC 29 Policy SIG and AMM.|
|8 March – 3 May 2010||Final eight-week comment period.|
|18 May 2010||Version 3 endorsed by the APNIC Executive Council (EC)|
|4-29 October 2010||Call for comments on draft policy documents|
|8 November 2010|| Implemented:|
Updated policy documents: