[arin-ppml] policy proposal :: Protective UsageTransferPolicyforIPv4 Address

bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com
Fri Feb 13 08:28:43 EST 2009

my... i guess i should have stayed subscribed to this list.

a couple of points...

ISPs get bought/sold all the time.  In nearly every case, 98%+ of the clients
don't know/care, as long as service remains intact.  Some small percentage
are unhappy, for what ever reason and in most cases, they have the choice to
move to another provider.  Some do.

What this policy -seems- to be asking arin to do is to allow clients of an
ISP (address provider) to appeal directly to arin to break up an ISP allocation
and make a PI assignment directly to the client.  Not sure how ISPs would feel
if this was actually in place.  This seems like the short path to turning all
IPv4 space into PI space, flattening out the allocation heirarchy, turning 
arin into the first/last/only source for IP that is "safe" from capture by
a client.

Did I read this wrong?

I'll also note that the policy has no appeal process for the "eminent domain"
claim.  It probably should have.

As for the specific allegations of a relationship between EP and any exchange
operator, i don't beleive any of that is the proper perview of this list, but 
thats just me.

Chat among yourselves.

--bill (signing back off)

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