[arin-ppml] "Leasing" of space via non-connectivity providers

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Fri Feb 4 15:11:53 EST 2011

On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 2:50 PM, Scott Helms <khelms at zcorum.com> wrote:
> So what do you think of what we do today, and have for over 5 years, which
> is reassign or reallocate space to ISPs we are not providing a connection to
> in order for smaller providers to gain access to portable address space?  We
> started doing this to help ISPs that don't qualify in some way (hard to be
> multi-homed in areas without more than one provider) or don't want to deal
> with ARIN.

Hi Scott,

Sounds "mostly harmless."

> Frankly I wouldn't care if this happened since we only charge a little above
> what ARIN charges directly to cover our record keeping costs, but I have no
> idea how any of the RIRs could possibly enforce it.

Enforce it in the breach: start with a complaint from the lessee who
isn't being allowed to transfer the addresses at ARIN. If the
complaint is sustained, that both triggers an involuntary transfer
(assuming the registrant qualifies and pays the ARIN fees) and a full
audit of the lessor's allocations.

ARIN won't have to go looking for this. IF there's a real problem,
ARIN will be deluged in complaints from the folks whose address
lessors won't sell.

In other words, your practices would be at very low risk, especially
if you allow folks a reasonable buyout when they're ready to move out
from under your umbrella.

Bill Herrin

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