[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2015-8: Reassignment records for IPv4 End-Users

Gary T. Giesen ggiesen+arin-ppml at giesen.me
Wed Aug 26 13:18:43 EDT 2015

I am opposed to the policy as written.

There are few to no controls on who the end user can SWIP to, which I think
will either result in ISPs applying as end-users to game the system, raise
the cost for end users, or both. 

I assume this is trying to align the NRPM to ARIN's new fee structure which
I believe is due in September?



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> Subject: [arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2015-8: Reassignment records for
> End-Users
> Draft Policy ARIN-2015-8
> Reassignment records for IPv4 End-Users
> On 20 August 2015 the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) accepted "ARIN-prop-222
> Reassignment records for IPv4 End-Users" as a Draft Policy.
> Draft Policy ARIN-2015-8 is below and can be found at:
> https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2015_8.html
> You are encouraged to discuss the merits and your concerns of Draft Policy
> 2015-8 on the Public Policy Mailing List.
> The AC will evaluate the discussion in order to assess the conformance of
> draft policy with ARIN's Principles of Internet Number Resource Policy as
> stated in the PDP. Specifically, these principles are:
>     * Enabling Fair and Impartial Number Resource Administration
>     * Technically Sound
>     * Supported by the Community
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> Draft Policy ARIN-2015-8
> Reassignment records for IPv4 End-Users
> Date: 25 August 2015
> Problem statement:
> End-User Organizations do not have the ability to create reassignment
> records in the number resource database.
> Reassignment records can be used for a number of different functions which
> could benefit the overall desire to increase database accuracy by allowing
> organizations to add additional details in the database.
> The following reasons have been noted as positive reasons to allow the
> creation of additional records.
> - Geolocation (allows an organization to specify a different location
within the
> database which is used by organizations creating geo-location by IP
> databases)
> - Subsidiary reassignment (allows an organization to note that a portion
> their netblock is in use by a different subsidiary entity)
> - Assignment to contracted parties (some organizations have contracts with
> other organizations which are operating networks under agreements with
> the registrant, this allows the top-level organizations to accurately
specify the
> organization operating the network in the number resource database)
> - More specific contact information (some organizations operate large
> networks which don't necessarily have the same technical or abuse contact
> information)
> Policy statement:
> Create new section 4.3.x
> End-user organizations which have an active registration services
> shall be permitted to create reassignment records in the number resource
> database. Organizations shall use the guidelines outlined in section 4.2.3
> when creating reassignment records.
> Comments:
> a. Timetable for implementation: immediately b. Anything else:
> It is noted by the author of this policy proposal that one of the
distinctions in
> the service between ISPs and End-Users has been the ability for an
> organization to create reassignment records.
> This policy proposal stretches across responsibilities areas as it impacts
> number policy, ARIN operational practice, and fees.
> Below we have noted the three areas and the different responsibilities:
> A) Providing reassignment support for end-user assignments, for those who
> wish to use it
> This is an ARIN Service issue - could be an suggestion/consultation
> so long as any implied additional workload/cost can be accommodated in
> budget and the community supports
> B) New requirement on end-users to provide reassignment information in
> certain circumstances so that ARIN will treat their usage assertion
> This is a policy issue. These requirements should be vetted through the
> development process.
> C) Fee Implications of ISPs moving to end-user category
> This is Board issue, but first requires a community discussion or
> to be held to solicit community input on desired outcome.
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