[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-178 Regional Use of Resources

Jimmy Hess mysidia at gmail.com
Fri Jul 13 23:36:01 EDT 2012

On 7/13/12, ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:

> X.2. Headquartered in the ARIN Region
> Only organizations headquartered in the ARIN service region are entitled
> to receive resources from ARIN for use outside the region, in excess of
> the incidental use defined above, to operate a connected multi-region

Why both a "Headquartered in the ARIN region" requirement _and_ an
incidental use limit?

I would say, if an organization  is legally recognized by government
bodies in the region as
an organization that exists, does business in the region,  can enter
contracts in the region,  and owns assets in the region that require
IP addresses;  they should not be restricted from obtaining resources
from ARIN,  just because they are headquartered elsewhere.

> If such an organization has received any resources from another RIR, an
> operational justification is required to clarify how the resources from
> ARIN will not duplicate any resources from another RIR. However, it is
> never justified to receive resources from ARIN and another RIR in order
> to evade another RIR’s policies, or solely based on the availability of
> resources from another RIR, or the lack thereof.

This is a good requirement to be added explicitly;  the possibly of an
organization applying to multiple RIRs and re-using the same assets
to justify two allocations  and double the required amount of total
resources  (but from different regions),
should be considered a type of fraud.

When applicants provide justification,  they should be required to
disclose all resources that have been assigned, both from other RIRs,
and from any upstream ISPs or other possible sources of IPv4  address
resources,    that ARIN might not have explicit record of.


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