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RE: Reclaiming hijacked handle

  • From: Richard Jimmerson
  • Date: Mon Jun 10 11:04:32 2002

Hello Martin,

> I noticed my handle was hijacked by a company I used
> to work for.

There is no match for MH309-ARIN in ARIN WHOIS.

> Naturally, I want it back since I went to use it and it's
> incorrect.
> My old handle, MH309, is now MH569.

Since March of 2001 ARIN has removed many POC handles from 
its database that were no longer associated with 
registration records.

MH309-ARIN is one of the handles that was removed.

If you wish to have MH309-ARIN reactivated in place of
MH569-ARIN, I would be glad to speak to you about this.

Please contact me off this list.

Best Regards,

Richard Jimmerson
Director of Operations
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nanog@merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog@merit.edu] On 
> Behalf Of Martin Hannigan
> Sent: Monday, June 10, 2002 10:07 AM
> To: nanog@merit.edu
> Subject: Reclaiming hijacked handle
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 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 ]
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> -M
> 
> 





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