[arin-ppml] LAST CALL for Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2015-3: Remove 30 day utilization requirement in end-user IPv4 policy

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Fri May 6 10:53:04 EDT 2016

On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 11:45 AM, David Farmer <farmer at umn.edu> wrote:
> As shepherd for this policy I welcome any additional last call
> feedback for this policy.  It is especially important to speak up if
> you feel there are any issues remaining that need to be considered.
> But, even if you simply support the policy as written that is
> important and useful feedback as well.

Hi David,

My read is that we retain just enough teeth in "justified need" that
ARIN can revoke if someone starts "flipping" addresses. Unless of
course they smuggle the addresses outregion before ARIN catches on.
The documentation process becomes functionally unverifiable until the
registrant takes a public contrary action. We then let the external
cost of transfers take primary responsibility for discouraging
inappropriate requests.

Is that about the size of it?

I worry about unintended interactions with the outregion transfer
policy. Gets slippery if a non-practicing entity can set up in the

Bill Herrin

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