[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-136 Services Opt-out Allowed for Unaffiliated Address Blocks
On Feb 25, 2011, at 3:39 PM, John Curran wrote:
> Please address the question, so that we can prepare an adequate policy review
> materials on the policy proposal: Do you intend that the "replacement directory
> services" would fully conform with ARIN's number resource policies, or not? This
> may have to be clarified in the policy proposal before it can be further considered.
No. The intent of an opt-out is to remove oneself from the imposition of ARIN policy. After an opt-out, whether the holder conforms (fully or in-part) would be up to them.
My assumption has been that, by removing the enforcement mechanism (e.g. whois), prop 136 already implies this. If I need to clarify the language, I can do so.
>> Thanks for your clarification, John. Perhaps I understand you correctly now. To rephrase what I hear you saying: As a result of RIR recognition by ICANN per ICP-2, ARIN has a responsibility to apply address management policy to all organizations within their region, and is not permitted to allow anybody to opt-out of that policy. Have I captured your meaning correctly?
> No, I indicated that ARIN would need to apply policies in a fair and equitable
> manner to "replacement directory services" just they apply to ISPs in the region.
How are these statements different? I said, in effect: ARIN cannot permit anybody to opt-out of policy. You said, in effect: ARIN needs to apply policy to everybody. Did I misunderstand?