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

Martin Hannigan hannigan at gmail.com
Wed Dec 24 12:03:10 EST 2014

If Ebola were a draft policy it would be this one. Not in favor. 

> On Dec 24, 2014, at 11:50, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
>> 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.
> Regards,
> Bill Herrin
> -- 
> William Herrin ................ herrin at dirtside.com  bill at herrin.us
> Owner, Dirtside Systems ......... Web: <http://www.dirtside.com/>
> May I solve your unusual networking challenges?
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