[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-132: ISP Sub-assignments Do Not Require Specific Customer Relationships

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Fri Feb 11 11:27:51 EST 2011

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ARIN-prop-132: ISP Sub-assignments Do Not Require Specific Customer

Proposal Originator: Benson Schliesser

Proposal Version: 1

Date: 11 February 2011

Proposal type: modify

Policy term: permanent

Policy statement:

Section of the NRPM shall be modified to read:

"ARIN allocates blocks of IP addresses to ISPs for the purpose of
reassigning that space to their customers. ARIN does not limit
reassignment by ISPs to their customers based on any criteria except
those that are explicitly described in the NRPM. An ISP is solely
responsible for determining whether an organization is a customer for
the purposes of reassignment under this policy."


This policy proposal is intended to permit an ISP to enter into
reassignment relationships with anybody they deem to be a customer.
Under this proposal, ARIN will not object to reassignment relationships
because of their business nature. This specifically permits the
reassignment of IPv4 addresses in "lease" relationships between an ISP
and its customers, amongst others.

Timetable for implementation: immediately

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