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[ppml] Policy Proposal: ISP to LIR Clarification - version 1.1

The author submitted a revised version of their proposal.

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Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)


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Policy Proposal Name: ISP to LIR Clarification

Author: Leo Bicknell

Proposal Version: 1.1

Submission Date: 8/22/2007

Proposal type: modify

Policy term: permanent

Policy statement:

Replace all instances of the word "ISP" in the NRPM with the word
"LIR" and replace all instances of the phrase "LIR/ISP" with "LIR",
except for the following:

* Leave section 2.4 unchanged.
* Leave section 2.7 unchanged.
* In section 4.1.1, replace "ISPs" with "requesters".
* In section 4.2.1.1, also remove "Internet Service Providers".
* Leave section 6.2.4 unchanged.
* Leave section 6.3.4 unchanged.
* In section 6.9, replace "ISPs and LIRs" with "LIRs" for all three
occurrence.

Rationale:

The NRPM is inconsistent.  The terms ISP and LIR are used interchangeably
throughout the document, with the term ISP being predominant in the
IPv4 sections and the term LIR being predominant in the IPv6 sections.

The use of the term ISP poses two different problems:

1) The term has meaning outside of ARIN's policy.  Multiple discussions
    on PPML have degenerated over people arguing what an ISP is with
    regards to policy when the reality is that the relationship is
    defined in the NRPM.  As LIR has no meaning outside of policy
    this confusion will be removed.

2) The other four RIRs have standardized on LIR.  This change will make
    it easier for those doing business with more than one LIR to use
    consistent terms.

This change does not alter any policy, it merely makes the policy easier
to understand.

Timetable for implementation:  immediate




Member Services wrote:
> ARIN received the following policy proposal. In accordance with the ARIN
> Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process, the proposal is being
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> 
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> 
>    1. Accept the proposal as a formal policy proposal as written. If the
> AC accepts the proposal, it will be posted as a formal policy proposal
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> 
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> regularly scheduled AC meeting in order to work with the author. The AC
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> 
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> 
> The AC will assign shepherds in the near future. ARIN will provide the
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> 
> In the meantime, the AC invites everyone to comment on this proposal on
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> 
> The ARIN Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process can be found at:
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> 
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> Regards,
> 
> Member Services
> American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
> 
> 
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> 
> 
> Policy Proposal Name: ISP to LIR Clarification
> 
> Author: Leo Bicknell
> 
> Proposal Version: 1.0
> 
> Submission Date: 8/17/2007
> 
> Proposal type: modify
> 
> Policy term: permanent
> 
> Policy statement:
> 
> Replace all instances of the word "ISP" in the NRPM with the word "LIR"
> and replace all instances of the phrase "LIR/ISP" with "LIR", except for
> the following:
> 
> * Leave section 2.4 unchanged.
> * Leave section 2.7 unchanged.
> * In section 4.1.1, replace "ISPs" with "requesters".
> * In section 4.2, also remove "Internet Service Providers".
> * Leave section 6.2.4 unchanged.
> * Leave section 6.3.4 unchanged.
> * In section 6.9, replace "ISPs and LIRs" with "LIRs" for all three
> occurrence.
> 
> Rationale:
> 
> The NRPM is inconsistent.  The terms ISP and LIR are used
> interchangeably throughout the document, with the term ISP being
> predominant in the IPv4 sections and the term LIR being predominant in
> the IPv6 sections.
> 
> The use of the term ISP poses two different problems:
> 
> 1) The term has meaning outside of ARIN's policy.  Multiple discussions
>     on PPML have degenerated over people arguing what an ISP is with
>     regards to policy when the reality is that the relationship is
>     defined in the NRPM.  As LIR has no meaning outside of policy
>     this confusion will be removed.
> 
> 2) The other four RIRs have standardized on LIR.  This change will make
>     it easier for those doing business with more than one LIR to use
>     consistent terms.
> 
> This change does not alter any policy, it merely makes the policy easier
> to understand.
> 
> Timetable for implementation:  immediate
> 
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