[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-181 Penalize IPv4 bad actors (was: Re: Policy proposal: Penalize IPv4 bad actors)

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Fri Sep 7 10:40:45 EDT 2012

ARIN-prop-181 Penalize IPv4 bad actors

ARIN received the following policy proposal.

The ARIN Advisory Council (AC) will review the proposal at their next
regularly scheduled meeting (if the period before the next regularly
scheduled meeting is less than 10 days, then the period may be extended
to the subsequent regularly scheduled meeting). The AC will decide how
to utilize the proposal and announce the decision to the PPML.

The AC invites everyone to comment on the proposal on the PPML,
particularly their support or non-support and the reasoning
behind their opinion. Such participation contributes to a thorough
vetting and provides important guidance to the AC in their deliberations.

Draft Policies and Proposals under discussion can be found at:

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On 9/6/12 7:02 PM, William Herrin wrote:
>      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.
>      Rationale:
> 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
> thing.
>      Timetable for implementation: 6 months following adoption

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