[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2015-5: Out of region use

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Tue Jul 7 08:37:28 EDT 2015

On Jul 6, 2015, at 12:41 PM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us<mailto:bill at herrin.us>> wrote:

On Mon, Jul 6, 2015 at 12:08 PM, Milton L Mueller <mueller at syr.edu<mailto:mueller at syr.edu>> wrote:
start from the perspective that
it is simply to clarify that the resources are for global use, and ARIN's role is
simply to be a facilitator within a reasonably local time-zone, and having
local language support. Any language that implies that there is a limitation
to use needs to be removed, or an explanation as to why that restriction is
any different than nationally aligned allocations needs to be added.

That kind of language/approach is how I intended to follow up on the failure of the old Out of Region Use proposal.
Such a proposal should probably be conceived as a global policy rather than an ARIN policy, however.

Yes, a global policy. No single region alone has the right. And a very
carefully conceived policy at that, lest the subregistries in each
region subvert it in various anticompetitive ways.

Bill -

In general, the Internet numbers community has used the term “global policy” to refer to policy
that is used by IANA in administration of the global unicast number resource free pools, and
has used the term “globally coordinated policy” to refer to policy that was developed with the
intent of global scope, but is ultimately adopted by each RIR community for use during the
administration of their respective regional Internet number registry.

In this case, it may not matter which term you use, as the policy that you seek to establish may
be more fundamental  in nature, i.e. related to requirements presently embedded within ICANN
Internet Coordination Policy 2 (ICP-2) <https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/new-rirs-criteria-2012-02-25-en>
ICP-2 is likely long overdue for a refresh at this point, and if there were a group of brave souls
who wished to take that on (in conjunction with the ASO AC), we might be able to achieve a
framework more suitable for the years that lie ahead...


John Curran
President and CEO

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