[arin-ppml] ARIN Multiple Discrete Networks Policy

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Sun Oct 2 17:18:33 EDT 2011

On Oct 2, 2011, at 5:02 PM, Richard A Steenbergen wrote:

>> The current policy says "multiple discrete networks" not "networks 
>> with unique routing policies" You've asserted that they are the same 
>> and that is not the case accordingly to the current policy.
> You asked for an explicit definition and I gave you a perfectly sensible 
> one.

Richard - 

If you'd like that definition used, then I suggest submission into 
the policy process.

>> Networks that cannot readily reallocate their existing allocations 
>> (for compelling reasons such as those shown in the examples, e.g. 
>> regulatory restrictions on interconnection, geographic restrictions, 
>> being discontiguous or those that are autonomous by nature) have been 
>> judged to be "discrete networks".  Organizations that acknowledge that 
>> they can readily reallocate their existing allocations across 
>> interconnected network infrastructure have been determined NOT to have 
>> "multiple discrete networks", even if such reallocation would result 
>> in a routing impact.
> Again, you're adding an exclusion which DOES NOT EXIST IN THE POLICY. 
> The policy doesn't say ANYTHING about this ...

Alas, the policy makes clear that there must be a compelling need.


John Curran
President and CEO

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