[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-154 Shared Space for IPv4 Address Extension (w/IETF considerations)

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Tue Jul 5 09:28:31 EDT 2011

On Jul 5, 2011, at 4:48 AM, Jimmy Hess wrote:
> RFC 2860 specifically excludes the IETF from being involved in the policy
> decision to allocate IP addresses and domain names.
> "4.3. Two particular assigned spaces present policy issues in addition
>   to the technical considerations specified by the IETF: the assignment
>   of domain names, and the assignment of IP address blocks. These
>   policy issues are outside the scope of this MOU.
> "

Jimmy - 

You fail to note that RFC 2860 continues immediately thereafter to say: 

" Note that (a) assignments of domain names for technical uses (such as 
  domain names for inverse DNS lookup), (b) assignments of specialised 
  address blocks (such as multicast or anycast blocks), and (c) 
  experimental assignments are not considered to be policy issues, 
  and shall remain subject to the provisions of this Section 4. "

i.e. not outside the scope of the MOU, and in particular subject to the
provisions of section 4 which in particular calls for IANA to assign and
register Internet protocol parameters only as directed by the criteria and 
procedures specified in RFCs.


John Curran
President and CEO

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