[arin-ppml] Accusation of fundamental conflict of interest/ IPaddress policy pitched directly to ICANN

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Sat Apr 30 14:11:54 EDT 2011

On Apr 30, 2011, at 1:48 PM, Mike Burns wrote:
>> I agree with JC, the ASO and constituent RIRs are quite capable of
>> dealing with this AND manage potential conflict of interest issues
> What could make somebody think the RIRs are capable of managing conflict of interest?
> Can you provide some examples where RIRs have made policy which would reduce their control?

ARIN, along with the two other RIRs at the time (RIPE NCC and 
APNIC) worked together to encourage and help form new RIRs in 
LACNIC and AfriNIC in accordance with ICP-2 as soon as the 
community in those regions expressed the desire and ability 
to support these operations. 

This obviously involved managing the conflict of providing 
services to organizations in those regions directly (your
first question), and resulted in reduction of control over 
policies and services in those regions (your second point).


John Curran
President and CEO

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