[arin-ppml] Residential Customers

Cameron Byrne cb.list6 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 20 13:06:16 EDT 2012

On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 9:16 AM, Scott Leibrand <scottleibrand at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Scott

Yes, ARIN has informed me that since the service is not to PHYSICAL
residence, it does not apply.

This seemed strange to me, not sure why IP policy would apply to OSI
Layer 1 media type.  Is an official wording change required or just
guidance to the ARIN staff?


> 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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