ARIN-PPML Message

[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-136 Services Opt-out Allowed forUnaffiliated Address Blocks

On Feb 25, 2011, at 1:41 AM, George Bonser wrote:

>> The intended benefit of ARIN-prop-136 is to accommodate organizations
>> that do not consent to be regulated by ARIN policy.
>> 
>> Secondary benefits may accrue to organizations that opt-out,
> presumably
>> motivating them to do so.  There may be any number of benefits,
>> including alternative approaches to transfers.
> 
> Actually, it might hasten the demise of IPv4 so it might not be a bad
> thing in the broad view.  It would result in more networks being
> blocked, more segments being hijacked, all sorts of nefarious hijinks.
> This would probably speed up people shutting access to more v4 space.
> Go for it.

If organizations that opt-out fail to maintain operationally accurate whois data, then you may be correct.  Prop 136 makes operationally accurate data a requirement.

Whether this is a good or bad thing, in the context of v6 transition, is a valid thing to disagree about. :)

Cheers,
-Benson