[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal 2008-4 - Staff Assessment

Michael K. Smith - Adhost mksmith at adhost.com
Thu Oct 9 18:25:03 EDT 2008

> I really liked Michael's Dillon's editorial suggestions from earlier, that
> I'll
> summarize, and maybe change slightly here;
> 1. Find a different name for it, "Caribbean Region", at least by itself,
> doesn't
> work, maybe "Caribbean Region and assorted islands".
> 2. Add the other assorted islands that are part of the ARIN Region, probably
> Antarctica too.  Basically anything not US and Canada.  If this is justified
> for
> the Caribbean, it is justified for these other islands and Antarctica too.
How about rolling up (1) and (2) into "territories in the ARIN region not specifically part of the Continental United States and Canada?

> So back to what to call this thing;  I'm really not sure what the term is we
> are
> talking about here, but it includes factors of Remoteness, Sparsity of
> Population, and Sparsity of Infrastructure. It is really the product of the
> all
> these factors.  It is one of those things where I think you know it when you
> see it, but you really can't explain it.  I haven't found a name for it, but
> maybe
> you could call it an Internet Desert, just a thought, but it doesn't work for
> the
> title of this policy.

Non-continental ARIN participants?

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