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RE: Reclaiming hijacked handle

  • From: Stephen J. Wilcox
  • Date: Mon Jun 10 12:31:19 2002


Am I missing the importance of this somewhere or is this really not worth
100s of list members and the ARIN Director of Operations looking into it?

Steve


On Mon, 10 Jun 2002, Richard Jimmerson wrote:

> 
> 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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