[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?

Mike
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