[arin-ppml] Policy proposal: Penalize IPv4 bad actors

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Thu Sep 6 19:02:09 EDT 2012


    Policy Proposal Name: Penalize IPv4 bad actors
    Proposal Originator
        name: William Herrin
        email: bill at herrin.us
        telephone: 703-534-2652
        organization: Self
    Proposal Version: 1
    Date: 9/6/2012
    Proposal type: new
    Policy term: temporary, 2 years
    Policy statement:

Network infrastructure operators who as a condition of access under
government regulations require third party ISPs to manage IP addresses
in a manner inconsistent with ARIN policy are themselves ineligible to
hold ARIN number resources.

If no reasonable technology (deployed or otherwise) could both meet
the government regulations and permit compliance with ARIN IP address
policy, this policy shall not apply.


It has come to light that certain Canadian cable operators have
attempted to play Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications
Commission Third Party Internet Access rules off ARIN policy in a
manner which thwarts ARIN efforts maximize IPv4 address utilization,
thwarts CRTC efforts to open access to the cable Internet
infrastructure or does both. While various reasonable sounding
technical and non-technical explanations for this classic monopoly
behavior have been offered it is nevertheless reprehensible.

While it is not and should not be ARIN's job to break monopolies, ARIN
should not permit itself to be played off any government regulatory
agency to the detriment of the communities each serves.

It is the author's hope that this policy proposal becomes moot long
before the board need consider adoption as a result of the offenders
finding a technically and politically feasible way to do the right

    Timetable for implementation: 6 months following adoption


William D. Herrin ................ herrin at dirtside.com  bill at herrin.us
3005 Crane Dr. ...................... Web: <http://bill.herrin.us/>
Falls Church, VA 22042-3004

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