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

Benson Schliesser bensons at queuefull.net
Fri Feb 25 19:23:51 EST 2011

On Feb 25, 2011, at 3:39 PM, John Curran wrote:

> Please address the question, so that we can prepare an adequate policy review 
> materials on the policy proposal:  Do you intend that the "replacement  directory 
> services" would fully conform with ARIN's number resource policies, or not?  This
> may have to be clarified in the policy proposal before it can be further considered.

No.  The intent of an opt-out is to remove oneself from the imposition of ARIN policy.  After an opt-out, whether the holder conforms (fully or in-part) would be up to them.

My assumption has been that, by removing the enforcement mechanism (e.g. whois), prop 136 already implies this.  If I need to clarify the language, I can do so.

>> Thanks for your clarification, John.  Perhaps I understand you correctly now.  To rephrase what I hear you saying:  As a result of RIR recognition by ICANN per ICP-2, ARIN has a responsibility to apply address management policy to all organizations within their region, and is not permitted to allow anybody to opt-out of that policy.  Have I captured your meaning correctly?
> No, I indicated that ARIN would need to apply policies in a fair and equitable 
> manner to "replacement directory services" just they apply to ISPs in the region.

How are these statements different?  I said, in effect: ARIN cannot permit anybody to opt-out of policy.  You said, in effect: ARIN needs to apply policy to everybody.  Did I misunderstand?


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