[arin-ppml] FYI -- RIPE-605 Services to Legacy InternetResource Holders

David Conrad drc at virtualized.org
Wed Feb 12 11:34:02 EST 2014


On Feb 11, 2014, at 9:31 PM, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:
> To paraphrase with slightly more neutral language -  "It might be interesting to survey 
> the ARIN community regarding the prioritization of needs-based transfers vs operational 
> usefulness of registry data."
> Is that approximation close enough to your request?

Not really.

I feel it's more than simply a question of needs-based transfer. It goes to the question of the basic function of ARIN. There is a (I believe small) contingent who attend ARIN meetings that appear to believe that the registration database is an appropriate weapon to enforce policy. In my view, this goes against the very reason for an Internet registry. The RIPE statement is quite clear and succinct:

"The importance of maintaining accurate records in the RIPE database is recognised as the NCC's principal task."

It might be an interest survey question to see if the people who respond to ARIN surveys agree with a similar statement applied to ARIN:

"The importance of maintaining accurate records in the ARIN database is recognized as ARIN's principal task."


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