[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2014-7: Section 4.4 Micro Allocation Conservation Update

John Springer springer at inlandnet.com
Tue Feb 11 12:25:59 EST 2014

Opposed as written.

Agree with the following reasoning. I am OK with the 2 -> 3 change.

John Springer

On Tue, 11 Feb 2014, Heather Schiller wrote:

> I oppose the policy as written.
> I don't have an opinion on the 2 vs 3, though I see it as such a small change and given the total number of CI IX assignments (66 over
> how many years?) it won't significantly change anything. 
> I am opposed to the policy because of this line " IXP's formed as non profits will be considered end user organizations. All others will
> be considered ISPs."
>  This statement will impact the overwhelming majority of Critical Infrastructure assignment holders, the majority of which are not IX's.
>  The goal of attempting  preservation should be done by how the allocation is justified, not how much the entity is billed.   111 of the
> CI allocations are not to IX's.  Of the 66 IX allocations it is nearly split between end users and ISP's.  
> On Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 10:05 AM, Brandon Ross <bross at pobox.com> wrote:
>       On Thu, 6 Feb 2014, Owen DeLong wrote:
>             I oppose the change. Anyone inclined to abuse a two participant standard can easily create or obtain a 3rd
>             participant for said purpose. This is literally a case of change for the sake of change. No, a 3 participant
>             minimum is not an unreasonable standard. However, since it does have some negative impact and is utterly
>             unlikely to be at all effective in deterring abuse, I see no benefit to the change.
> I agree with Owen on all points and oppose the policy change.  Most importantly, this policy change significantly raises the bar
> for a legitimate IXP to get started while doing nothing effective to prevent what is, effectively, a tiny amount of potential
> abuse.
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