[arin-ppml] 2011-1 dissent Was: Re: ARIN-2011-1: ARINInter-RIRTransfers - Last Call

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Tue Oct 25 18:35:00 EDT 2011

On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 12:24 PM, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:
> On Oct 25, 2011, at 3:35 PM, William Herrin wrote:
>> I care about how our region, the ARIN region, manages OUR addresses.
>> I find the idea that we're going to make OUR IPv4 addresses more
>> easily available to folks in the APNIC region than they are to folks
>> here at home to be highly objectionable.
>  Per RFC 2050, IP address space is allocated to each of the RIRs
>  according to its established need.  Referring to such address
>  space as OUR addresses (with the implication that it is to be
>  used in region due to our imminent need) does make perfect sense.
> [...]
>  Note - another option (if the community is concerned about ARIN's
>  free pool being depleted for future xfers) would be to simply
>  disqualify all space issued henceforth from ARIN's available pool
>  from future specified transfer until the ARIN has no free space
>  remaining.


I could bend on the desire to rush 2011-1 through. Rushing is usually
destructive but I can bend. I can bend on the desire to integrate the
change with section 8.3. It's certain to have unintended consequences
but who am I to tell the community not to shoot itself in the foot. I
might even be sold on the idea that allowing other regions some
limited access to our remaining free pool is a generous and worthy
thing to do. It'll be gone soon enough anyway; why not be nice guys?

I can't bend on the idea that we'll let other regions set their own,
LESS-stringent-than-ARIN rules for consuming ARIN addresses while we
continue to apply more restrictive rules to identical registrants here
at home. That is beyond careless stewardship. If I may borrow your
turn of phrase, it violates a fundamental expectation of any fair and
equitable industry self-regulation.

Bill Herrin

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