[arin-ppml] IP Address Policy

Seth Mattinen sethm at rollernet.us
Thu Aug 9 11:45:06 EDT 2012

On 8/8/12 8:50 PM, Steven Ryerse wrote:
> You can mince words but unless you can tell me what other organization I can go to get vendor independent IP addresses assigned for North America then ARIN is indeed a monopoly.  The phone analogy portion that applies to this discussion is the monopoly portion of my comments.  The phone company has a monopoly and ARIN has a monopoly.  Because of this they have certain obligations.  Since ARIN sometimes decides to not share everything they do with this community, like the Microsoft/Nortel agreement they chose not to share with us, then obviously they do have the authority to make decisions without the approval of this community - as they should as an independent corporation.  I applaud their willingness to listen to the community and this is one member of the community who is pointing out a policy that is contrary to their mission and they should fix it for all of us.  Also this community plus a lot of other Internet users in North America is essentially the customers of ARI
 N.  Any o
rganization worth their salt will work with their "customers" to help solve business problems and not let a silly policy get in the way of conducting business.  That is what I am asking for here.  ARIN has to decide whether they want to help this "customer" and other like us.  

ARIN can't help you. They have no obligation to you or anyone. Policy is
policy. We, the communicate, made it, not ARIN. ARIN is only doing what
we wish them to do through the policy process.

There is not a "willingness" to listen to the community, rather that's
how policies come to be. ARIN nor ARIN staff are allowed to propose
policy. So you're barking up the wrong tree going after ARIN. You should
be going after the community (everyone on this list) for making policy
the way it is today.


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