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

David Farmer farmer at umn.edu
Wed Sep 25 20:11:21 EDT 2013

> On Sep 25, 2013, at 18:04, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 6:44 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
>>> On Sep 25, 2013, at 3:15 PM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
>>> What permits, licenses or other government paperwork would a German
>>> company need to own a few routers in Ashburn, buy telco DSL lines on
>>> behalf of lata 236 customers and provide Internet access there?
>> It's possible that they don't need anything, in which case, they are legally
>> operating there without needing any licenses or permits.
> As a Virginian, I'll help you out: in at least one version of that
> scenario, they in fact don't need anything.

Bill, I'm no lawyer but the following seems to contradict your statement, at least in my plain English reading.


Other than googling and seeing what the Internet says, we are out of my element, and I'll wait for legal advice from counsel.

> (Proposal Draft: Organizations ... must provide proof that they [are] legally
> operating within the ARIN service region)
>>> ARIN is not qualified to assess [whether an organization is
>>> operating legally within the region] and would have a very
>>> difficult time doing so.
>> I don't see that as a serious issue.
> The cognitive dissonance has blown my mind.
> Regards,
> Bill Herrin
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