[arin-ppml] Initial ISP Allocation Policy

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Wed Jul 17 17:04:40 EDT 2013

On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 4:02 PM, Justin Krejci <JKrejci at usinternet.com> wrote:
> Here is my newbie and possibly naive response.
> Without additional details on individual cases in the list, I would expect all of those cases to be "end-users" as none of them are in the business of reallocating address blocks. Right or wrong I've always been under the impression this to be the general rule of thumb: if allowed to reallocate then you're an ISP, else end-user; maybe to back up even further the primary purpose of the listed organizations are not to provide Internet connectivity services nor is it their primary goal or likely even a secondary goal.
> Akamai, provide effective access to 3rd party content
> Google, provide advertising, searching, and various web related services
> U of Maryland, provide education
> Starbucks, provide beverages and calories in solid form
> Hilton/Marriott, provide hospitality
> Linode, provide virtual server hosting
> Godaddy, provide DNS/web hosting
> In any case, NRPM 2.6 says, "An end-user is an organization receiving
> assignments of IP addresses exclusively for use in its operational
> networks." I think all of these example cases seem to fit this wording
> as they are operating their identified systems within their operational
> networks.

Hi Justin,

What about Verizon Wireless? They're primarily a cellular phone
company, and the overwhelming majority of the phones on which IP
addresses are used are still on the rent-to-own plan where you have to
complete the 2 year contract before you actually own the phone. Untill
then you're just leasing the use of their equipment.

ISP or end-user?

What about Comcast? They're in the business of providing cable
television service. They'll also provide you with Internet access on
the same coax cable with the modem they rent you.

ISP or end-user?

Bill Herrin

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