[ppml] Afrinic and so-called sub-regional policies

Ray Plzak plzak at arin.net
Mon Oct 6 21:13:07 EDT 2003

As a point of reference ARIN has provided Spanish language versions
templates for years.  Because of the database upgrade these templates
became invalid.  ARIN is currently undertaking an update of this not
only in Spanish but also in French.  Other documents will be included as


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-ppml at arin.net [mailto:owner-ppml at arin.net] On 
> Behalf Of william at elan.net
> Sent: Monday, October 06, 2003 4:46 PM
> To: ppml at arin.net
> Subject: RE: [ppml] Afrinic and so-called sub-regional policies
> > How do you know it 'will not happen again'?? In Canada, 
> Quebec has had 
> > a vote for sovereignty and it failed. However, the local regional 
> > politicians have stated very bluntly that they will try and 
> try and try; 
> > until it does happens. And if they succed, look for them to 
> also request 
> > 'special' status;
> Like what - "continent of Quebec"? Be serious!
> The only thing I do think that is relevent about Quebec is 
> that ARIN should 
> consider providing services in French (which would also apply 
> for large 
> parts of Africa that ARIN serves) and translating some of the 
> important
> documents on website. They'd appreaciate this and besides other RIRs 
> provide services languages in major languages spoken in its 
> region, like 
> LACNIC operates entirely in 3 languages for everything, apnic 
> provides 
> support in 6+ languages and I think RIPE does as well. I 
> never understood 
> before why ARIN has not translated the site or provided 
> support in Spanish 
> for when latin american countries were still part of ARIN, 
> but now I guess
> its not relevant. But this is completely different topic.
> > IMHO, You'll be setting a precident that others 'will' want 
> to follow 
> > or bend to their own 'special' situation; which in the long 
> term will 
> > not help 'everyone'. (The needs of the many outweight the 
> needs of the few)
> If there comes time when there is another RIR in the future 
> in process of 
> being setup and process is accepted and supported by other 
> RIRs , I'd not 
> have problem with it requesting some special status of its relevent.
> -- 
> William Leibzon
> Elan Networks
> william at elan.net

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