[ppml] Policy Proposal: ISP to LIR Clarification
marla.azinger at frontiercorp.com
Wed Aug 22 17:06:26 EDT 2007
Here are my two cents on this one:
-I support this one.
-However before it goes forward it needs edit done to add one more change. 126.96.36.199 needs ISP changed to LIR.
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Subject: [ppml] Policy Proposal: ISP to LIR Clarification
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Policy Proposal Name: ISP to LIR Clarification
Author: Leo Bicknell
Proposal Version: 1.0
Submission Date: 8/17/2007
Proposal type: modify
Policy term: permanent
Replace all instances of the word "ISP" in the NRPM with the word "LIR"
and replace all instances of the phrase "LIR/ISP" with "LIR", except for
* Leave section 2.4 unchanged.
* Leave section 2.7 unchanged.
* In section 4.1.1, replace "ISPs" with "requesters".
* In section 4.2, also remove "Internet Service Providers".
* Leave section 6.2.4 unchanged.
* Leave section 6.3.4 unchanged.
* In section 6.9, replace "ISPs and LIRs" with "LIRs" for all three
The NRPM is inconsistent. The terms ISP and LIR are used
interchangeably throughout the document, with the term ISP being
predominant in the IPv4 sections and the term LIR being predominant in
the IPv6 sections.
The use of the term ISP poses two different problems:
1) The term has meaning outside of ARIN's policy. Multiple discussions
on PPML have degenerated over people arguing what an ISP is with
regards to policy when the reality is that the relationship is
defined in the NRPM. As LIR has no meaning outside of policy
this confusion will be removed.
2) The other four RIRs have standardized on LIR. This change will make
it easier for those doing business with more than one LIR to use
This change does not alter any policy, it merely makes the policy easier
Timetable for implementation: immediate
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