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Re: Reclaiming hijacked handle

  • From: Martin Hannigan
  • Date: Mon Jun 10 10:20:03 2002



On Mon, 10 Jun 2002, Randy Bush wrote:

> > I noticed my handle was hijacked by a company I used
> > to work for.
> >
> > Naturally, I want it back since I went to use it and it's
> > incorrect.
> >
> > My old handle, MH309, is now MH569.
> >
> > Question 1: Did ARIN start expiring unused handles or did
> > something in the process of the hijack cause my handle to increment up
> > to 569, which I'm assuming was the next open number in the
> > in the scheme for 'MH'.
> >
> > Question 2: If an account is passworded, how were they able to
> > take it? Does ARIN not ask for a copy of a license or other
> > photo ID when making voice/fax based changes to POC's?
> >
> > [ Then again, they could've used my photo from the HR files
> >   ala I9 documentation ]
>
> you seem to have hit the wrong entry in your address book, meaning
> to get help@arin.net but instead broadcasting to the nanog mailing
> list where no one can really help you, but undoubtedly many folk
> can also whine about registries.
>
>

The *secure* operation of ARIN is of operational importance,
as far as I know. But do feel free to edumucate me further.

-M





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