[arin-ppml] ARIN Policy Proposal 2008:4 Minimum Allocation in theCaribbean Region

Nigel Cassimire nigel.cassimire at ctu.int
Fri Sep 19 14:42:32 EDT 2008

I support policy proposal 2008-4 since it lowers the barrier to entry for
the small Caribbean markets and would tend to facilitate the achievement of
effective competition.


Nigel Cassimire

Telecommunications Specialist (Consultant)


Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU)


From: Carlton Samuels [mailto:carlton.samuels at uwimona.edu.jm] 
Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2008 5:34 PM
To: arin-ppml at arin.net
Subject: [arin-ppml] ARIN Policy Proposal 2008:4 Minimum Allocation in
theCaribbean Region


This policy proposal posits a minimum allocation of IPv4 for Caribbean ISPs
in the ARIN region to be /22. We wish to record our emphatic support for
this policy as written.   More details may be seen at
http://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2008_4.html .


The facts as we know them are not controversial: Caribbean ISPs and
enterprises are smaller scale than the typical North American entities.  And
while most number resources are indirectly assigned, there are even a few
enterprise operations with number resources directly assigned from ARIN.
This policy levels the playing field and lower the barrier to Caribbean
entities receiving the services that ARIN has to offer. 


Even though ARIN has been engaged in outreach work in the region, the role
of the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) in [IP] number resource management
remains largely unknown. So policies that impact us directly do not get as
wide a participation and/or acclamation that they deserve. I am especially
encouraging our IEEE colleagues to participate in the ARIN Public Policy
discussions by joining the public policy list.  I also commend their
endorsement of this policy.


Carlton A Samuels

The University of the West Indies at Mona

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