[Rack] Noisebridge.{com,org,net} domain

Jacob Appelbaum jacob at appelbaum.net
Tue Sep 7 16:18:20 PDT 2010


On 09/07/2010 04:16 PM, Dr. Jesus wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 4:06 PM, Jonathan Lassoff <jof at thejof.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 3:51 PM, Jacob Appelbaum <jacob at appelbaum.net> wrote:
>>>>> What does that have to do with Noisebridge and its domain records?
>>>>
>>>> The RIRs want to know who they're giving address space to, especially
>>>> when the requesting organization isn't paying the commercial rates for
>>>> it.  ARIN doesn't know how to check if monochrom is a non-profit, for
>>>> example, since they don't know anything about laws in the EU.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Noisebridge is a non-profit but the domain is not owned by Noisebridge.
>>> It is owned by me and will probably always be owned by me. In any case,
>>> .com and .org aren't relevant to this discussion.
>>>
>>> If you're having issues with that and it's causing you problems related
>>> to my mailing address, I suggest you buy a domain.
>>>
>>> You can always donate your domain to the corporation and make your
>>> project registered to an address relevant to your project.
>>>
>>> What's the issue with that?
>>
>> I think all ARIN is doing is trying to do a little research into who
>> "Noisebridge" is as an entity before they go re-assigning scarce IP
>> space to us. Really, all they should be concerned about is the
>> registration of our ORG ID in their system, the domain is arguably
>> unrelated to the IP space, so while this *shouldn't* be an issue, I'd
>> imagine they did a couple WHOIS queries and said to themselves, "wtf?"
>>
>> All that should matter to them is that this:
>> http://whois.arin.net/rest/org/NOISE is registered to the right
>> person.
>>
>> Dr. J, what was their specific request / question?
> 
> The person who's doing me this favor said they don't want to get in
> any trouble for allocating address space for free without being able
> to prove that we're eligible to get it for free.
> 

That's a pretty awesome favor Dr. J; keep up the good work!

All the best,
Jake


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