[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-136 Services Opt-out Allowed for Unaffiliated Address Blocks

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Thu Feb 24 19:01:23 EST 2011

On Feb 25, 2011, at 7:25 AM, Milton L Mueller wrote:

> It's quite likely that many of these transfers will take place outside of ARIN's framework due to the unwillingness of market participants to subject themselves to ARIN's peculiar methods.

You omitted out one little detail:  those "peculiar methods" are actually the 
policy that the community wants in this region, and so we follow the policy
because that's what keeps the Whois database useful for their purposes.  

This is called community-developed policy, and it is not developed in vacuum, 
but within the established global policies for number resource management.

If it turns out there are parties who neither like the policy nor are willing to 
participate in getting it changed to meet their needs, then ARIN probably 
can't help them, because we bound by existing agreements to manage the 
resources accordingly and to maintaining an open and transparent process 
for policy change.


John Curran
President and CEO

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