[arin-ppml] IPv4 SWIP requirements (?)

Ronald F. Guilmette rfg at tristatelogic.com
Thu May 25 15:19:37 EDT 2017

In message <8f79ce56-9a9a-18a8-94df-d29c21563648 at rollernet.us>, 
Seth Mattinen <sethm at rollernet.us> wrote:

>On 5/25/17 11:38, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:
>> If true, this comes as a big shock and surprise to me, and I'd appreciate
>> someone giving me the exact citation for this rule, so that I can properly
>> cite it to others.
>NRPM section

Thank you for the refernece.  I've just now perused it, and it is most

May I safely assume that when, on a nearly daily basis, I encounter
unambiguous violations of the above cited ARIN NRPM section, that I
should immediately bring all such violations to the attention of
The Internet Police?

Reading over NRPM, I am also left just slightly unclear on a
couple of small but important points that relate directly to situations
that I seem to come upon with great frequency in my daily research.

Specifically, where may I find a formal definition for the term
"Residential Customer"?  Given that every legal entity, human or
otherwise, "resides" somewhere, even if only within the 4x4 inch
confines of a rented P.O. box, it would seem arguable that every
legal entity on the planet could, depending on one's definition,
qualify as a "Residential Customer".  (And on a related note, I
cannot help by wonder aloud if there is any limit to the size of
allocations made to "Residential Customers".  May a "Residential
Customer" be assigned an IPv4 /16?)

Second... and I don't think that I'm the first to ask about this...
may an ARIN member that has received a direct allocation satisfy
the edicts of NRPM by creating SWIPs or Rwhois records which
make reference to non-person legal entities which demonstratably no
longer exist, in a legal sense?

Again, I thank everyone for your indulgence while I try to understand
this very interesting policy (NRPM


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