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

Martin Hannigan hannigan at gmail.com
Thu Sep 5 15:27:11 EDT 2013

On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 5:25 PM, ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:

> Revised text for ARIN-2013-6 is below and can be found at:
> Problem Statement:
> ARIN number resources should be used primarily in the ARIN region, for
> ARIN region organizations. There is currently no explicit policy guiding
> staff in this area, this proposal seeks to correct that.
> Policy Statement:
> Create new policy Section X.
> X. Resource Justification within ARIN Region
> Organizations requesting Internet number resources from ARIN must
> provide proof that they (1) are an active business entity legally
> operating within the ARIN service region, and (2) are operating a

Define legally operating? Is a business which may be legal under state law,
but perhaps not under Federal law (and depending upon who listens to the
Attorney General of the United States) legally operating?

> network located within the ARIN service region. In addition to meeting
> all other applicable policy requirements, a plurality of resources
> requested from ARIN must be justified by technical infrastructure and
> customers located within the ARIN service region, and any located
> outside the region must be interconnected to the ARIN service region.
> The same technical infrastructure or customers cannot be used to justify
> resources in more than one RIR.

LEO's already have the tools necessary to do their jobs. They can use
subpoenas, search warrants, civil suits or even treaties to get information
that they are legally entitled to. Widening this scope through restricting
how we use numbers is a non-starter.

Trying to harden policy to soften the legal process required is a job
better left to Congress.



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