[arin-ppml] Regarding unauthorized changes (Re: Policy question)

Jeffrey Lyon jeffrey.lyon at blacklotus.net
Fri Sep 21 00:11:17 EDT 2012

On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 12:06 AM, David Farmer <farmer at umn.edu> wrote:
> On 9/20/12 22:33 CDT, Jeffrey Lyon wrote:
>> My biggest gripe is that rather than having a process in which ARIN
>> can investigate and media these issues, they insist that I spend 5 to
>> 6 figures dragging the situation through the courts. ARIN should be
>> *serving* its members. Yes, some liability could become involved. This
>> is the nature of business.
> So you, as one member, are asking all the other members to take on that risk
> of liability and possible expense of the courts, so you don't have to.
> What you ask, may still be the most reasonable thing, but please realize
> that you are asking the rest of the ARIN members to share the risk of your
> problem.
> Do you want to share in the risk of other members similar problems?
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There isn't actually any tangible risk in my specific scenario, i'm
just giving ARIN benefit of the doubt. Generally, there is a bigger
risk of having to name ARIN in a lawsuit just to get them to change a
record, thereby costing members substantially in legal fees. They
money they save by not taking a hard line approach could be used in
part to buy a really awesome liability insurance plan.

Businesses are expected to take certain reasonable, acceptable risks
in order to serve their customers. ARIN shouldn't be any different.

Jeffrey A. Lyon, CISSP
President, Black Lotus Communications
mobile: (757) 304-0668 | gtalk: jeffrey.lyon at gmail.com | skype: blacklotus.net

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