[ppml] PI assignment subdelegation?

michael.dillon at bt.com michael.dillon at bt.com
Tue Mar 20 18:23:51 EDT 2007

> Since B owns A, but they run as separate networks, I'm not sure this 
> applies.

If only the legal picture was so simple. Likely these companies are
composed of many legal entities. Some own networks. Some have sales
employees and engage in billing and collection of money. Some have ops
and engineering employees and run some networks that they don't own.

I don't think that ARIN worries about splitting hairs and sorting
through these tangled legal structures. What you see as company A and
company B is largely a marketing fiction. If the network owning legal
entity signs the RSA with ARIN, then can they assign addresses to
customers of the sales legal entity, even though they neither own that
legal entity, nor are they a subsidiary of that legal entity? The answer
is yes, because people do it all the time.

--Michael Dillon

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