[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

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Tue Sep 17 11:05:40 EDT 2013

On Sep 16, 2013, at 11:47 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
> Staff has been tightening up their interpretation of this in recent years. In the past, it used to be relatively easy for any multinational organization headquartered in the ARIN region to get address space for their world-wide network. Today, it is difficult to get ARIN to approve anything not justified by in-region operations.

It is correct that ARIN's existing practice requires the requestor to have a legal 
presence in the ARIN region and to operate a network in region. 

> I think the actual reality is somewhere in between these two extreme views of what was said. I believe ARIN is getting a lot of "in-region" requests that are from providers using VPNs to connect out-of-region customers and ARIN lacks guidance on how to treat these requests as to whether to consider them in-region or out-of-region. 

If number resources are being requested for infrastructure in the region (and based 
on customers within the region) then it is clear that issuing space meets the goal to 
"manage and distribute public Internet address space within their respective regions"  

The Policy Experience Report noted that it is not quite as clear when a request comes 
for issuance of address space for infrastructure in the region but it is in order to serve 
customers outside the region.  This could be in keeping with community expectation, 
or could be contrary to same; it is not clear that there was any discussion of that 
potential situation during policy development.  It is also worth noting that we presently
approve these requests, if there is a legal presence and network infrastructure in region.


John Curran
President and CEO

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