[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal 2008-2: IPv4 Transfer Policy Proposal -Revised

Scott Leibrand sleibrand at internap.com
Thu Sep 18 09:54:55 EDT 2008

michael.dillon at bt.com wrote:
>> * The IPv4 block must currently be registered for use within 
>> the ARIN service area.
> What does this mean?

The intent there is that it simply has to be ARIN space.  We're open to 
suggestions for improved wording.

> Since when does ARIN restrict the use of IP address blocks to 
> specific geographical regions? Does the ARIN restriction apply
> only to use as a source address, or also in the destination
> address field?
> To which organization should one apply if one want to receive
> IP address blocks which can be used globally without geographic
> restrictions?

I don't believe IANA has any intent to distribute address space to ISPs or 
end users that can be used globally without geographic restrictions.  In 
the current system, addresses are allocated from the registry in the 
region in which they are primarily to be used, and we aren't trying to 
upset that apple cart just yet.


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