[arin-ppml] Accusation of fundamental conflictof interest/IPaddress policy pitched directly to ICANN
mike at nationwideinc.com
Mon May 2 14:07:02 EDT 2011
I don't think it makes sense to view the RIRs, who are latecomers after all,
as the top of the totem pole in terms of authority.
As a member who received his allocation prior to ARIN's existence, and all
the other RIR's existences, I know there is a higher authority.
Whether the contract is being reviewed or not, the contract with DoC exists.
I don't understand the paragraph that begins with the word second, but I
would like to, could it be rephrased?
I understand that you support the concept of regionality, but there are
those pesky legacy addresses to consider, and they were allocated in a
Would you consider that legacy addresses, at the least, should be portable
to an alternate registry?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric Brunner-Williams" <ebw at abenaki.wabanaki.net>
To: <arin-ppml at arin.net>
Sent: Monday, May 02, 2011 1:39 PM
Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Accusation of fundamental conflictof
interest/IPaddress policy pitched directly to ICANN
> On 5/2/11 9:27 AM, Mike Burns wrote:
>> The authority flows down from the US Dept of Commerce. It doesn't go
>> from there to the RIRs and back up to ICANN.
> what statutory authority?
> i see two possible errors in mike's response to owen, john, etc.
> first, he characterizes the iana function as an institutional actor, and
> thereby a "higher authority", rather than as a function currently
> contained within a set of functions in, or added to, the contract now the
> subject of review by the department of commerce. see the federal register
> of february 25th for the notice of inquiry.
> second, in an error more generally shared than this specific context, he
> removes the specific purposes of diversity of territorial jurisdiction and
> scaling for the initial reformation of the "numbers czar" function to one
> which permits delegation, creating the rir responsibilities.
> these historic purposes are not modernly inoperative, nor replaced without
> risk by a novel aterritorial responsibility serving no diversity of
> territorial or scaling interests, however beneficial such a grant of
> franchise may be to the recipient.
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