[arin-ppml] ARIN Response to AFRINIC on Policy compatibility

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Mon Jan 23 12:02:14 EST 2017

On Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 11:41 AM, Mike Burns <mike at iptrading.com> wrote:
> May I point out that despite reciprocity with APNIC, almost no addresses
> have flowed from APNIC to ARIN?  I think less than a /17 in aggregate since
> the first interregional transfer in 2012.
> You are correct in your expectation that actual transfers aren't
> symmetrical, because they respond to market forces.
> As far as this policy opening the door or setting a dangerous precedent, may
> I point out that this one-way policy has been operational for years
> regarding certain Asian NIRs, and the precedent has not proved dangerous.

Yeah. Market forces. The APNIC NIR non-reciprocity scam has nothing to
do with the imbalance.

> I talked to some LACNIC members who expressed an unusual fear to me, a fear
> based on the difference in economic realities in the Southern versus the
> Northern Hemisphere in the Americas. The fear was that poorer LACNIC members
> would decide to re-engineer their networks to take maximum advantage of
> CGNAT for the purposes of selling their addresses, and the fear is that
> these sales will be to the richer regions of the world, resulting in outflow
> and degraded local Internet.  Thus a potential danger is present in some
> minds which a unidirectional policy would obviate.

LACNIC need not participate in cross-region transfers. Every free
trade agreement between has been to our southern neighbors' benefit.
If they don't want another, why should that be our problem?

Bill Herrin

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