prop-079: Abuse contact information

Proposal text prop-079-v003
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
Author Tobias Knecht
Relevant forum Policy SIG
Previous versions prop-079-v001
prop-079-v002
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.

Proposal history
29 January 2010Version 1 posted to the Policy SIG mailing list for discussion.
10 February 2010Version 2 posted to the Policy SIG mailing list for discussion.
24 February 2010Version 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: