[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-133: No Volunteer Services on Behalf of Unaffiliated Address Blocks (fwd)

John Santos JOHN at egh.com
Mon Feb 14 21:30:56 EST 2011

Shortly after I made my initial response to prop 133, I recieved this

1) Do I understand it correctly?  Are these people offering to sell me
the RDNS and WHOIS service I currently receive from ARIN for free?

2) Is this proposal a Trojan Horse for an attempt to unilateraly
privitize ARIN?

3) Is it an attempt to get an unregulated (i.e. not need-based) market
in under the radar?

Is the "illusionary claim" it purports to free me from the prohibition
against selling my (unroutable, most likely) Class C to the highest
bidder?  Not that I would do that in any case, because I'm pretty sure
when I obtained it from the InterNIC in 1993, it was clear that the
assignment was based on need and if we didn't need it any more, we
were supposed to return it.

In any case, it would cost in the 5 digits for us to renumber
and coordinate with all our network partners (firewalls, VPNs, etc.)
not to mention future costs due to no longer having globally unique
address space, selling is a definite non-starter even if was otherwise 

4) Is this email a violation of the ARIN PPML acceptable use policy
due to being SPAM?

John Santos
Evans Griffiths & Hart, Inc.
781-861-0670 ext 539
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Mr. Santos,


Please accept my apologies for the intrusion to your recent posting
regarding the proposed new ARIN Policy titled No Volunteer Services on
Behalf of Unaffiliated Address Blocks. While on the surface it may appear to
be a negative proposal for legacy holders of IPv4 number blocks, I can
assure you it is actually quite the opposite for it frees them once and for
all from ARIN's illusionary claims. We, as the first commercial IP Address
Internet Registry which only provides post-allocation services to legacy
block holders, are fully supportive of this proposal. If you have any
questions please contact me and we can either discuss this or continue a


If you are interested, our services are clearly provided for at


Best regards, 


Peter Thimmesch



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