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[arin-ppml] "Leasing" of space via non-connectivity providers (was: Re: And so it ends... )

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> 2. Address leasing is not allowed. Must get your addresses from a
> primary or at least major bandwidth provider. Addresses found to be
> leased or provided in with a paper-tiger transit arrangement are
> subject to reclamation by ARIN.
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> Cons: Unenforceable.
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Not entirely true.

It may be difficult to enforce, but, it is not unenforceable. If that's the best
you can do in the con column for this idea, I think keeping things this way
is vastly superior to your proposed option 1.


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> 3. Any multihomed registrant using an ARIN AS number and SWIPed for at
> least one year with a /24 or larger is entitled to convert the
> registration to an ARIN direct assignment upon filing the proper
> paperwork. Refusing SWIP or assigning addresses out of region is
> grounds for reclamation.
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> Pros: Lets the original registrant earn his money but guarantees that
> address assignments will move towards the multihomed end users.
> 
> Cons: Fragmentation. No way to ever move growing entities from
> individual /24's to aggregable address blocks. Have to hope the IPv6
> migration solves this problem before it can get serious. Also, it
> implies a change in ISP's internal routing management. These new
> registrations are functionally different from older direct
> registrations - they'll likely still be subject to some ISP's covering
> route, even though they're no longer used with that ISP.
> 
I have to admit this third option is interesting and has some appeal.

Owen