[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

Jeffrey Lyon jeffrey.lyon at blacklotus.net
Fri Sep 13 12:01:39 EDT 2013

On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 11:53 AM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 10:37 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
>> Majority is certainly more problematic than plurality. Plurality might not be
>> the best possible choice, either, but nobody, including myself, has yet proposed
>> a better alternative. The AC would certainly welcome any improved language
>> from the community if anyone has a better idea.
> Hi Owen,
> The intent of the policy proposal is to keep the use of ARIN addresses
> in-region. I say this with the utmost respect: A 20% rule doesn't do
> that. It does, however, create a new and potentially onerous
> documentary burden on every registrant requesting addresses.
> More, "plurality" makes the 20% rule needlessly complicated. I have to
> keep 20% in the ARIN region... unless I have 23% in the RIPE region
> and then I need to keep 24% in the ARIN region unless I have 30% in
> the APNIC region in which case I need 31% in the ARIN region, but if
> that drops the RIPE region down to 27% I can reduce the ARIN region
> holdings to 28%.
> Yuck!
> I'm for keeping ARIN addresses in region. I'm against creating new and
> potentially onerous documentary burdens. I'm doubly against creating
> new and potentially onerous documentary burdens which fail to
> plausibly achieve their defined goal.
> If there is no community consensus for a "should be in region" number
> in the 80% to 90% range then I think the draft should be abandoned. A
> plurality rule combines the worst elements of the notion, not the
> best.
> Regards,
> Bill Herrin
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I agree that ARIN IP's must be reserved for in region use.

Jeffrey A. Lyon, CISSP
President, Black Lotus Communications
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