[arin-ppml] Proposal ARIN-2015-8

Jose R. de la Cruz III jrdelacruz at acm.org
Sun Dec 6 16:03:44 EST 2015


Thanks for the additional info. It looks like the problem brought forth in
the referenced document was never completely solved. Because an end user is
defined as "*an organization receiving assignments of IP addresses
exclusively for use in its operational networks*.", it is my opinion that
the "*exclusively*" part of the definition maybe the one creating some
problems. In the "large enterprises which may provide services to many
entities of various degrees of affiliation" example,  the *exclusively *part
of the definition should not apply. The question is, are these
organizations actively involved in the reassigning that IP space to their

Although no formal definition for ISP is included in the policy manual, an
ISP does not fit into the end user definition. Would a definition for ISP
provide a clear guidance in thesubject? How should hosting/cloud/cdn
providers be categorized?


On Fri, Dec 4, 2015 at 8:43 AM, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:

> On Dec 4, 2015, at 6:48 AM, Jose R. de la Cruz III <jrdelacruz at acm.org>
> wrote:
> RE: ARIN-2015-8
> 4.     Should End-Users who want to be able to re-assign records simply
> be required to become ISPs?
> --->No. Why should they?
> 5.     Should the ISP/End-User distinction be eliminated (which is a
> bigger discussion outside the scope of the current problem statement)?
> ---> No. They are different type of business entities and should be
> serviced according to their needs.
> I have no comment either way regarding the particular policy proposal under
> discussion, but would like to provide some background that may aid in
> further
> consideration of the question:
> - The distinction between “end-user” and “ISP” is very clear in many
> cases,
>   but not universally.  Examples where it is less clear include university
> and
>   college systems, large enterprises which may provide services to many
>   entities of various degrees of affiliation (wholly-owned,
> partially-owned,
>   joint entity, business partner), hosting/cloud/cdn providers (where the
> line
>   between infrastructure and customer can be quite blurry at times), etc.
> - The desire to between ISP and End-User (or visa-versa) may be driven
>    by fee or policy motivations, but we have seen an increase in end-users
>    who wish to re-assign blocks in order to have more accurate information
>    in the database regarding the actual address usage, particularly with
>    respect to their geolocation data.
> Today ARIN tries to work with ISPs and end-users who wish to change
> their categorization, but understandly we lack clear guidance for what
> is becoming an increasingly blurry distinction.   For additional context,
> refer to the ARIN 31 Policy Experience Report (where this issue was
> raised) -
> https://www.arin.net/participate/meetings/reports/ARIN_31/PDF/monday/nobile_policy.pdf
> Thanks!
> /John
> John Curran
> President and CEO
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