[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-180 ISP Private Reassignment

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Thu Aug 9 11:49:40 EDT 2012

On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 11:32 AM, ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:
> ARIN-prop-180  ISP Private Reassignment
>    7. Policy statement:
>                 NRPM and ISP private reassignment
>                 ISP has the option to register a reassignment as private.  A
> private reassignment is not visible on the public whois database.  Private
> reassignment is used in calculation of ISP utilization.  By register a
> reassignment as private, the ISP takes responsibility as POC by means of the
> direct allocation (parent of the reassigned address block) from ARIN that is
> publically registered in the whois database.

Opposed. This has the effect of removing all public accountability for
the ARIN-region consumers of IP addresses. It makes our reliance on
ARIN absolute and, without public scrutiny, the community is placed in
a position where it will have to demand ARIN engage in much more
expensive auditing practices to assure ISPs with private whois entries
are not cheating.

Bill Herrin

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