[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal 2008-4 - Staff Assessment
Michael K. Smith
mksmith at adhost.com
Thu Oct 9 21:27:40 EDT 2008
>> Non-continental ARIN participants?
> Doesn't _that_ include somebody in ....
> Prince Edward Island,
> Nova Scotia,
> Catalina Island,
> Chincoteague Island,
> Florida Keys,
> Puerto Rico,
> U.S. virgin Islands,
> Governor's Island,
> <*evil* grin>
Foiled again, but you could actually make an argument for the Keys. :)
> There are only four viable ways to make a policy like this:
> 1) explicitly list all the geopolitical divisions that are to be covered
> by the policy
> 2) explicitly list all the geopolitical divisions that are *NOT* to be
> covered by the policy
> 3) provide a sufficiently precise/detailed 'rule' to identify the desired
> areas of coverage.
> 4) give staff "discretion' to make exceptions "as they deem appropriate".
> I favor "codification" (i.e. 'in the NPRM') of the 4th option -- with some
> language describing the 'intent' of the policy, for non-binding guidance.
Can a visual representation suffice? (seriously, I don't know what the legal
ramifications are). So, if you are in a "blue" region as shown on a map,
you qualify. If you're in the red, you don't.
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