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

Charles O'Hern charles at office.tcsn.net
Tue Mar 22 15:56:58 EDT 2011

We do not support this proposal.

On 2/23/11 5:47 PM, ARIN wrote:
> ARIN-prop-136: Services Opt-out Allowed for Unaffiliated Address Blocks
> ARIN acknowledges receipt of the policy proposal that can be found below.
> The ARIN Advisory Council (AC) will review the proposal at their next
> regularly scheduled meeting (if the period before the next regularly
> scheduled meeting is less than 10 days, then the period may be extended
> to the subsequent regularly scheduled meeting). The AC will decide how
> to utilize the proposal and announce the decision to the PPML.
> The AC invites everyone to comment on the proposal on the PPML,
> particularly their support or non-support and the reasoning
> behind their opinion. Such participation contributes to a thorough
> vetting and provides important guidance to the AC in their deliberations.
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> Regards,
> Communications and Member Services
> American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
> ## * ##
> ARIN-prop-136: Services Opt-out Allowed for Unaffiliated Address Blocks
> Proposal Originator:  Benson Schliesser
> Proposal Version:  1
> Date:  23 Feb 2011
> Proposal type:  New
> Policy term:  Permanent
> Policy statement:
> Add the following to the NRPM:
> 13.  Unaffiliated Address Blocks
> 13.x. Opt-out Allowed
> ARIN provides IP address registry services to all IP address holders in
> the ARIN region, for all IP address resources that are not registered by
> another RIR, regardless of whether any given address holder has entered
> into a services agreement.  However, ARIN will cease providing any
> registry services for specific IP address resources in the event that
> the legitimate address holder of an unaffiliated address block, that is
> an address block that is not covered by an ongoing services agreement,
> chooses to opt-out of receiving any or all registry services from ARIN.
> 13.x.1. Requirements for Whois Opt-out
> In order for an opt-out request for Whois directory services to be
> valid, the legitimate address holder must agree to provide a replacement
> directory service reflecting operationally accurate allocation and
> assignment information for the specified IP number resources.  ARIN will
> create generic placeholder entries in the ARIN Whois directory for all
> IP number resources that are removed due to opt-out, and each
> placeholder entry will include a reference and/or RWhois referral to the
> replacement directory service.
> Rationale:
> This proposal does not seek to replace ARIN-prop-133 but is offered as
> an exclusive alternative for consideration by the ARIN community, in
> order to address concerns that it would unfairly harm legacy address
> holders and/or cause unnecessary damage to the Whois database.
> Policy Background:
> This policy attempts to clarify the relationship that ARIN has with
> legacy address holders.
> Specifically, this policy recognizes that absent an agreement such as
> the RSA or LRSA there is no formal relationship with legacy address
> holders.  At present, however, ARIN continues to provide services to
> these organizations.  This is done without compensation and potentially
> in opposition to the legacy address holders' wishes.  As a result of
> this behavior ARIN has created an illusion of implied authority that
> exposes ARIN to unacceptable levels of liability, is hindering the
> development of an open address market (driving it "underground"), and is
> putting the operational stability of the Internet at risk.  As new
> services such as RPKI are contemplated this situation becomes even more
> critical.
> This policy assumes the tacit consent of all address holders in the ARIN
> region, to receive ARIN registry services and to be governed by ARIN
> policy, but allows for legitimate address holders of unaffiliated
> address blocks to explicitly opt-out of any and/or all services.  This
> approach would allow ARIN to continue providing volunteer services to
> any member of the legacy community as long as this service was not
> contrary to their wishes.  Further, it would allow legacy address
> holders to opt-out of some services such as Whois while continuing to
> receive other services such as in-addr DNS reverse mapping.
> In the event that a legacy address holder does opt-out of Whois
> directory services under this policy, ARIN would require the address
> holder to provide a replacement directory service and would continue to
> provide a Whois pointer (such as a RWhois referral) to that service.  As
> a result, the integrity of the distributed Whois database would remain
> intact and be improved.
> Timetable for implementation:  Immediately
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