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[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-132: ISP Sub-assignments Do Not Require Specific Customer Relationships

On Feb 11, 2011, at 8:42 AM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 11:27 AM, ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:
>> ARIN-prop-132: ISP Sub-assignments Do Not Require Specific Customer
>> Relationships
>> Section 4.2.1.1 of the NRPM shall be modified to read:
>> 
>> "ARIN allocates blocks of IP addresses to ISPs for the purpose of
>> reassigning that space to their customers. ARIN does not limit
>> reassignment by ISPs to their customers based on any criteria except
>> those that are explicitly described in the NRPM. An ISP is solely
>> responsible for determining whether an organization is a customer for
>> the purposes of reassignment under this policy."
> 
> Opposed. Abdicating responsibility for needs-based assignment on the
> eve of addressing being fully assigned would make everything ARIN has
> done the past decade and a half a lie.

AFAICT this would leave in place the NRPM's needs-based requirements for reassignment to customers. 

> Nothing in the existing section 4.2 explicitly prohibits address
> leasing activity. It is not necessary to change ARIN's posture towards
> favoring it.

I would agree that this is less of a policy change and more a clarification of existing practice. Based on John's comments, it sounds like such clarification may be helpful...

-Scott