[arin-ppml] "Don't ask" about Out of region use?

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Tue Apr 14 16:53:48 EDT 2015

On Apr 14, 2015, at 11:59 AM, Scott Leibrand <scottleibrand at gmail.com> wrote:
> During and after the 2014-1 (Out of region use) policy discussion, it was pointed out that perhaps the real issue we're trying to address here is not entirely a policy issue, but more of a staff practice issue. In particular, ARIN changed their practice a few years ago to start asking where an applicant intends to use the addresses they're requesting.  The reason for changing practice was related to imminent runout and fraud concerns, and it's likely that those concerns will be much less relevant after free pool exhaustion.
> So perhaps it would be better / easier if we requested that ARIN, after IPv4 exhaustion, stop asking where applicants intend to use the address space they're requesting to receive?
> If we were to submit a request to that effect through the ACSP, would ARIN staff be able or willing to return to the previous staff practice?

Scott - 
    It would be best community would provide clear policy regarding how it wants
    requests handled, as present policy is ambiguous regarding how to determine
    need when out-of-region demand is involved.


John Curran
President and CEO

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