[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

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Thu Sep 12 14:35:41 EDT 2013

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

More broadly, I would suggest that further revision of this draft drop
all concern for the legal status of the registrant. I think that
better addressed as an ARIN business matter. Instead, focus on the
degree to which the equipment on which the ARIN number resources are
employed is physically present within the ARIN region.

Plurality seems like an odd choice of word above. The implication is
that if 21% of the equipment for which I use ARIN addresses is in
North America, and as long as my use in each of the other four regions
is 20% or less, I'm good to go. That doesn't seem to be what the
author was trying to achieve, does it?

Bill Herrin

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