[arin-ppml] 2011-1 dissent Was: Re: ARIN-2011-1: ARINInter-RIRTransfers - Last Call
jcurran at arin.net
Mon Oct 24 18:03:38 EDT 2011
On Oct 24, 2011, at 9:42 PM, William Herrin wrote:
> Note that the board recognized the related-legal-entities issue a few
> years ago, but IIRC they abandoned their attempt to address it,
> possibly for lack of a usable legal framework. No joy to be found down
> that blind alley and I imagine the prevailing view was that with a
> strong needs justification applied independently to each legal entity
> there was relatively little damage that could be done.
It's actually simpler than that... These "independent" entities
with limited history are actually valid address recipients.
We do our best to unveil companies which are entirely shell
companies (and effectively deduplicate requests) but as long as
there's policy which allows new parties to obtain address space,
these sorts of requests will occur. Also note that having
policy that allows bona fide new entrants is an fundamental
expectation of any fair and equitable industry self-regulation.
I agree that presently this new entrant "loophole" could
potentially be exacerbated by an InterRIR transfer policy;
I just wanted to make it clear that it may also be a serious
problem as we approach in-region depletion in general.
President and CEO
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