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

George Bonser gbonser at seven.com
Fri Feb 11 13:47:34 EST 2011


If you consider an LIR as just that, a local internet registry.  They
are given a block of IP addresses to reassign.  As long as the
reassignee qualifies for IP addresses and meets the usage requirements,
I don't see any issue.  The usage of those IPs (or lack thereof) would
still count against the LIR in its justification for any additional
assignments of IP addresses.

I think the notion that someone had to have physical connectivity to the
LIR in order to get IPs is a conclusion to which many have jumped simply
because that is the usual case, but not necessarily the rule.  An LIR
could be a consultant to a "customer", could be a professional services
vendor, etc.  An LIR getting a customer set up with IP addresses even if
that customer uses a different connectivity provider shouldn't be a

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