[arin-ppml] Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2014-1: Out of Region Use

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Wed Dec 24 11:50:42 EST 2014

On Wed, Dec 24, 2014 at 11:21 AM, ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:
> Policy statement:
> Create new Section X:
> ARIN registered resources may be used outside the ARIN service region. Out
> of region use of IPv4, IPv6, or ASNs are valid justification for additional
> number resources if the applicant is currently using at least the equivalent
> of a /22 of IPv4, /44 of IPv6, or 1 ASN within the ARIN service region,
> respectively.
> The services and facilities used to justify the need for ARIN resources that
> will be used out of region cannot also be used to justify resource requests
> from another RIR. When a request for resources from ARIN is justified by
> need located within another RIR’s service region, the officer of the
> applicant must attest that the same services and facilities have not been
> used as the basis for a resource request in the other region(s). ARIN
> reserves the right to request a listing of all the applicant's number
> holdings in the region(s) of proposed use, but this should happen only when
> there are significant reasons to suspect duplicate requests.

I think this is bad policy which will encourage registry shopping by
large multinational companies who really don't need yet another
advantage over their smaller competitors. Worse than just making ARIN
a flag-of-convenience registry to the world, it includes just enough
in-region requirement to shut out small players. I reiterate my
OPPOSITION to this draft policy.

Bill Herrin

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Owner, Dirtside Systems ......... Web: <http://www.dirtside.com/>
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