[arin-ppml] Proposal 204 Submitted, Registry Accuracy Proposal

Martin Hannigan hannigan at gmail.com
Tue Feb 18 18:38:14 EST 2014

On Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 4:54 PM, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:
> On Feb 15, 2014, at 3:15 PM, Martin Hannigan <hannigan at gmail.com> wrote:

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> Top priority at this point is a clear in-scope problem statement and
> suggested
> changes to existing policy text.   I will note that the policy development
> process
> is used for number resource policy and not ARIN business practices or
> services;
> the latter should be submitted to the ARIN consultation and suggestion
> process
> as they come under the fiduciary responsibilities of the ARIN Board of
> Trustees.

This is a bit confusing since "Principles" can be considered business
practice, they were designed to be used as a crutch to say no legacy
holders and deflect any responsibility for it to us. Which is a whole
new thread upon itself if we would like to debate that.

Here's the revision I think may work and allow you to do something 605 like:

ARARIRIRRIR Services to Legacy Internet Resource Holders

Problem Statement

The importance of maintaining accurate records in the ARIN database is
recognized as the Registries principal task and is not being debated.
The Registry is unable to responsibly fulfill this task. Many resource
holders are not incented through mutual benefits to participate in the
registry, the process or the community and instead operate
successfully outside of its bounds further hampering the mission of


To create a sustainable RIPE 605 environment in the ARIN region that
provides mutual benefits to legacy holders and ARIN and in support of
vastly improved and accurate registry service.

Policy Changes

Section 1, Adds to "Principles"


The principle of Accuracy guarantees stakeholders that all reasonable
and mutually beneficial steps will be take to insure that the Registry
is as accurate as possible.


The principle of Fairness guarantees stakeholders that they will be
treated fairly with respect to whatever class of resources they hold,
whether they are pre or post RIR assigned addresses.

Value Add

The principle of Value Add guarantees that the Registry, in its effort
to insure that all of the principles are applied equitably, will seek
to add value to all resource holders regardless of class by insuring
such thing as rapid update functionalities and reasonably easy
transfer administration.

Mutual Benefit

The principle of Mutual Benefit guarantees that ARIN will enter into
or dissolve contracts related to legacy resource holders in like
fashion of comparable Registries.

Section 2, Adds to "Definitions"

Legacy Internet Resource

Any Internet Resource obtained prior to or otherwise outside the
current system of hierarchical distribution (by allocation or
assignment) through the Regional Internet Registries.

Legacy Internet Resource Holder

The holder of a Legacy Internet Resource. Either by receiving these
resources directly or by receiving (part of) Legacy Internet Resources
from a Legacy Internet Resource Holder.

Registry Service Element

In practice, any Legacy Resource Holder actually avails of a subset of
the Registry Services mentioned above. Where it is necessary to
distinguish between the entire class of Registry Services and the
specific Registry Services actually provided in a particular case, the
latter are described as Registry Service Elements.



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