[arin-ppml] ARIN-2013-4: RIR Principles / Request for General Thoughts

Jimmy Hess mysidia at gmail.com
Fri Jun 7 20:27:56 EDT 2013

On 6/7/13, Chris Grundemann <cgrundemann at gmail.com> wrote:
> 1) Do you support the principle of efficient utilization based on need
> (Conservation/Sustainability)?

I say No;  opposed to efficient utilization based on need as a  principal.

I don't say no to Conservation/Sustainability, but you lumped them in
there, thus creating a biased question;   efficient need is not
required for sustainability.

> 2) Do you support the principle of hierarchical aggregation (Routability)?

No, I do not support hierarchical aggregation as an RIR principal.
I do support routability of assignments and allocations as a RIR principal.

Again,  two unrelated topics have been confounded, in the question.
I do favor hierarchical aggregation for IPv6 resources, but not for
IPv4 resources, AS numbers, or other resources where it doesn't make
sense --   hierarchical aggregation does not belong in the list of

> 3) Do you support the principle of uniqueness (Registration)?

Yes.   This is the fundamental purpose of ARIN and the RIRs;  this is
invariant, and, therefore, it should be a principal.

> 4) Do you support the goal of balancing these principles with each
> other under the overarching principle of Stewardship?

Principals should not require balancing.

Stewardship needs to be defined more clearly, and more specifically,
to ensure it is understood what stewardship means,  and that its scope
and possible interpretation is appropriately restricted.

> Thanks,
> ~Chris

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