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

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Fri Feb 11 12:52:47 EST 2011

On Feb 11, 2011, at 12:27 PM, ARIN wrote:

> 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."
> Rationale:
> 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

Benson - 
For clarity, could you elaborate some on the nature of these customer
suballocations as proposed in this policy (as it might aid in having 
constructive discussion of the merits.)   

1) Will these suballocations be listed via SWIP/rWHOIS per the existing 
  policy for customer assignments?  

2) Are there any minimum prefix size restrictions (since there is no 
   routing relationship implied between the customer and the ISP which
   provides aggregation)

3) Is there any prefix size maximum (e.g. could an organization holding 
   a /8 have one customer receive the entire /8 as their assignment?)

Thanks for getting this discussion going!

John Curran
President and CEO

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