[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2013-6: Allocation of IPv4 and IPv6 Address Space to Out-of-region Requestors

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Tue Jun 25 13:11:31 EDT 2013

On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 11:39 AM, ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:
> Any entity (individual or organization) requesting ARIN issued IP blocks
> must provide ARIN with proof of an established legal presence in the
> designated ARIN region, and have a majority of their technical
> infrastructure and customers in the designated ARIN region. This requirement
> applies to both IPv4 and IPv6 address space.

Three points:

1. An organization's administrative operation and technical
infrastructure are only occasionally collocated. This is neither an
accident nor inappropriate. ARIN should not be in the business of
micromanaging a "designated" place within its region a particular
block of addresses may legitimately be used.

2. As Christoph pointed out, it is not just reasonable but is rather
the *intended* behavior that out-region staff of out-region
organizations operate their in-region technical infrastructure using
ARIN addresses.

3. As written, this conflicts with the transfer policy which
explicitly allows ARIN addresses to leave the region.

Bill Herrin

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