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[arin-ppml] Petition for Discussion of ARIN-prop-134

The message below started a petition regarding the ARIN Advisory
Council's decision to abandon ARIN-prop-134. The AC's decision was
posted by ARIN staff to PPML on 23 March 2011.

If successful, this petition will change ARIN-prop-134 into a Draft
Policy which will be published for adoption discussion on the PPML and
at the Public Policy Meeting in October 2011. If the petition fails, the
proposal will be closed.

For this petition to be successful, the petition needs statements of
support from at least 10 different people from 10 different
organizations. If you wish to support this petition, post a statement of
support to PPML on this thread.

The petition will end 20 April 2011. ARIN staff will post the result of
the petition to PPML.

For more information on starting and participating in petitions, see PDP
Petitions at:
https://www.arin.net/policy/pdp_petitions.html

The proposal text is below and at:
https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/index.html

The ARIN Policy Development Process can be found at:
https://www.arin.net/policy/pdp.html

Regards,

Communications and Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)


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> -----Original Message-----

> From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On

> Behalf Of Benson Schliesser

> Sent: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 11:28 AM

> To: ARIN-PPML List

> Subject: [arin-ppml] Petition for Discussion of ARIN-prop-134

>

> As the author of ARIN-prop-134, abandoned by the Advisory Council

> during their 17-Mar-2011 meeting, I hereby initiate a Discussion

> Petition of this proposal per the Policy Development Process.

>

> In support of this petition, I offer the following considerations:

>

> (1) Proposal 134 recognizes that the community ultimately determines

> how "legitimate address holders" are identified.  This must be done

> with respect for the laws and customs of our respective nations, and in

> a manner that is open and transparent.

>

> (2) Complete disclosure of the criteria by which "legitimate address

> holders" are recognized is a benefit to the community at large.  By

> publishing the standard, ARIN will enable any party to independently

> validate legitimacy of a purported address holder per the same criteria

> that ARIN will use.  This is necessary to facilitate address transfer

> transactions, and may be useful in situations involving routing,

> security, and/or other operational matters.

>

> (3) This proposal provides a foundation for subsequent policy, inasmuch

> as that policy might require the identification of the "legitimate

> address holder" for a given address block.

>

> It is my committed intent, as author and petitioner, to collaborate

> with the community on the development of this proposal.  If this

> Discussion Petition is successful I will welcome input from the

> Advisory Council and ARIN community, as well as other Internet

> stakeholders and legal experts.  I look forward to continued discussion

> and development of this proposal.

>

> The current text of ARIN-prop-134 is included below, as posted at

> http://lists.arin.net/pipermail/arin-ppml/2011-February/019891.html for

> reference.

>

> Cheers,

> -Benson

>

> ## * ##

>

>

> ARIN-prop-134: Identification of Legitimate Address Holders

>

> Proposal Originator: Benson Schliesser

>

> Proposal Version:  1

>

> Date:  15 Feb 2011

>

> Proposal type:  New

>

> Policy term:  Permanent

>

> Policy statement:

>

> Add the following to the NRPM:

>

> 13.  Unaffiliated Address Blocks

>

> 13.x. Recognition of Legitimate Address Holders

>

> ARIN will use the following criteria in order to determine whether an

> organization is the legitimate address holder for a given IP address

> block.

>

> 13.x.1. Original Allocation Record

>

> The original allocation records, such as those documented in RFC 1166

> issued in July of 1990 or the InterNIC database received by ARIN from

> Network Solutions in December of 1997, will be used as dispositive

> proof, absent any contrary documentation such as those specified in

> section 13.x.4 below, in determining whether an organization is the

> legitimate address holder.

>

> 13.x.2 IANA Records of Legitimate Address Holders

>

> In the event that the IANA has historical records, and/or current

> records, showing the assignment or allocation of a given IP address

> block to a specific organization, those records will be used as proof,

> absent any contrary documentation, in determining whether an

> organization is the legitimate address holder.

>

> Further, in the event that this evidence conflicts with any evidence

> from the original allocation records, or any contrary documentation

> such

> as those specified in section 13.x.4 below, the evidence from the

> original allocation record will take precedence.

>

> 13.x.3. Records Maintained on Behalf of the IANA

>

> In the event that the IANA has delegated responsibility for the

> management of an address block to another organization, including ARIN

> or any other RIR, and that organization has historical and/or current

> records showing the assignment or allocation of a given IP address

> block

> to a specific organization, those records will be used as evidence in

> determining whether an organization is the legitimate address holder.

>

> Further, in the event that this evidence conflicts with any evidence

> from the original allocation records, or any contrary documentation

> such

> as those specified in section 13.x.4 below, the evidence from the

> original allocation record will take precedence.

>

> 13.x.4. Formal Records Clarifying the Chain of Custody

>

> In the event that formal records, such as public records or other

> formal

> documents which can be authenticated or verified to include legal,

> financial, and other organizational documentation, are provided to ARIN

> by an organization seeking recognition of their status as the

> legitimate

> address holder, then ARIN will consider the impact of these records as

> potentially updating any evidence that may exist.  If these records

> clearly document the assignment or allocation of a given IP address

> block to a specific organization by direct assignment, and/or

> organizational transitions such as mergers, acquisitions, business unit

> restructuring, asset transfers, name changes, and so forth, absent

> definitive documentation to the contrary, then these records will

> determine whether an organization is the legitimate address holder.

>

>

> Rationale

>

> This proposal introduces policy that specifies how ARIN will go about

> determining who a "legitimate" address holder is.  It is similar to

> current procedure with 13.x.2 and 13.x.3, which specify the use of IANA

> and RIR records.  It expands on the current procedures with 13.x.4,

> allowing organizations to provide legal documentation of organizational

> changes and/or the transfer of custody of a legacy address block.

>

> Timetable for implementation:  Immediately

>

>

>

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