[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-139 No reassignment without network service

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Fri Apr 8 14:21:27 EDT 2011

On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 9:56 AM, ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:
> ARIN-prop-139 No reassignment without network service
> Proposal Originator: Owen DeLong
> 2.4 Local Internet Registry (LIR)
> A Local Internet Registry (LIR) is an IR that assigns address space
> exclusively to the users of the network services that it provides. LIRs
> are Network Service Providers (ISPs or NSPs), whose customers may
> include end users and/or other ISPs/NSPs.
> Rationale:
> There has been discussion of late as to whether section 2.4 precludes
> registries which are not ISPs. In the RIPE region, their policy does not
> currently preclude such registries and there are a number of non-ISP
> registries which have created significant problems. While there are a
> few existing organizations in the ARIN region which reassign space
> without providing connectivity services, these have generally been for
> the purpose of building exchange points and other such critical
> infrastructure. As such, current ARIN policy provides mechanisms for
> such infrastructure organizations to deal directly with ARIN

Hi Owen,

This seems a little excessive for a preventative policy as opposed to
something intended to correct known abuse. How about something softer,

"Where a LIR assigns space but does not provide associated network
connectivity services and the end user of said space qualifies for a
comparable ARIN assignment, the end user shall have the right to
convert the registration to a direct ARIN assignment."

That should discourage the profiteers while facilitating more
reasonable behavior like Scott Helms'.


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