[arin-ppml] A Redefinition of IPv4 Need post ARIN run-out (was:Re:Against 2013-4)

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Wed Jun 12 12:34:39 EDT 2013

On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 10:55 AM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
> A few years ago the BoT tried to tackle the linked-organizations
> problem and got smacked down hard.

For those who don't remember it, that started here:


Policy statement:

Insert into the ARIN Number Resource Policy Manual as follows:

Add Section 2.8:

“Organization. An Organization is one or more legal entities under
common control or ownership.”

The staff assessment was:

1. In section 2.8, the term organization is defined as one “parent”
organization be responsible for all of its associated companies’ or
subsidiaries’ interactions with ARIN. Today ARIN allows companies and
their subsidiaries to open multiple accounts in order to accommodate
their network needs, completely independent of their organization/legal
structure. If this definition is applied exactly as written, it could
affect many policies in NRPM that contain the term organization and
could also affect ARIN’s customers ability to manage their networks

B. ARIN General Counsel

Counsel has no position on the definition of organization.

As you can infer from the NRPM, the proposed section 2.8 was not
retained in the adopted version.


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