[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2014-18: Simplifying Minimum Allocations and Assignments

Martin Hannigan hannigan at gmail.com
Thu Jul 24 17:25:30 EDT 2014

On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 11:54 AM, Christoph Blecker <cblecker at gmail.com>

> I think the bigger problem is the concept as a whole.
> To qualify for a /24 (which will be the new minimum for end users and ISPs
> alike if the ARIN Board adopts 2014-13, which has been recommended to it),
> you need to justify the use of 204 addresses in the next three months. This
> is an extremely low bar to justify.

It is extremely low.

> This proposal as written would mean anyone with any kind of business
> license can just go up to ARIN and get a free /24 every year, no matter if
> they are actually going to need it or even use it. Doesn't matter if you're
> a shell corporation, or your local corner store. Free /24 for everybody.

I'm not sure it's attractive to abusers though. $79 to form a corp in FL
and I believe an EIN is free, which you don't need to form the corp. A year
waiting period if I read the badly written transfer language correctly.


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