[arin-ppml] support for 2014-1 (out of region use)

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Sun Feb 9 13:05:20 EST 2014

On Feb 9, 2014, at 10:18 AM, Milton L Mueller <mueller at syr.edu> wrote:

> Bill, 
> What's missing from your argument is a reason why regional exclusivity in the allocation of address blocks is a desirable thing. In other words, when you accuse trans-regional networks of "doing things wrong" I challenge you to support that charge with any basis in ARIN policy that makes what they were doing unambiguously wrong.  
> Historically, RIRs were not created to enforce regional or territorial exclusivity on a huge number of interconnected networks that are often transregional. They were created to ease access to the allocation process and to facilitate local participation in policy making. 

That is correct.  Per RFC 7020 ("The Internet Numbers Registry System") - 

 "In order to promote distribution of the Internet number resource
  registration function, RFC 1366 proposed delegating responsibility
  to regional bodies.  (Note: RFC 1366 was replaced by RFC 1466,
  which was replaced by RFC 2050.)  These bodies became known as the
  Regional Internet Registries (RIRs)."

In fact, RFC 1366 was the implementation of an IAB/FNC policy change 
which is documented in RFC 1174, noting the need for international 
delegation of these functions to keep up with rapid growth -

  "With the rapid escalation of the number of networks in the Internet
   and its concurrent internationalization, it is timely to consider
   further delegation of assignment and registration authority on an
   international basis. "


John Curran
President and CEO

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