[arin-ppml] Residential Customers

Scott Leibrand scottleibrand at gmail.com
Fri Jul 20 12:16:50 EDT 2012

I would say yes, a natural person qualifies as a residential customer. If ARIN interprets the policy differently, we can of course make the policy more explicit. 


On Jul 20, 2012, at 7:55 AM, Cameron Byrne <cb.list6 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear PPML,
> Are mobile network subscribers considered residential customers?
> https://www.arin.net/policy/nrpm.html#two13
> 2.13. Residential Customer
> End-users who are individual persons and not organizations and who
> receive service at a place of residence for personal use only are
> considered residential customers.
> I would say yes.  There is no meaningful distinction from a IP
> resource utilization perspective,  a cable CMTS is nearly equivalent
> to a mobile GGSN / PDSN, no?
> Mobile subscribers are certainly not "ISPs", they do no
> sub-delegate...  or even "Enterprise Networks" ... mobile subscribers
> are 1 IP per subscription.
> How should ARIN staff be interpreting this term "Residential Customer"
> with regards to mobile network?  Are they or are they not "residential
> customers"?
> Thanks,
> Cameron
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