[arin-ppml] Beneficial Owners

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Thu Jul 12 19:13:59 EDT 2018

On 12 Jul 2018, at 6:44 PM, Ronald F. Guilmette <rfg at tristatelogic.com> wrote:
> ...
> In the current fraught era, I am not at all persuaded that it is still
> justifiable, legally, ethically, or otherwise, for ARIN to continue to
> take an entirely laissez-faire approach to the identification of its
> actual customers.  Awarding swaths of IP addresses to shell companies
> controlled by opaque and invisible offshore actors hardly seems like the
> most judicious manner in which to administer the address space.

Ron - 

ARIN actually does quite a bit to insure that we’re aware of the parties we’re dealing with, and that includes verification of the legal entities involved and their pertinent bona fides.   ARIN reviews transactions for potential conflict with applicable law, and has in the past declined to process transactions that are unclear in that regard and referred parties to US Treasury/OFAC to obtain appropriate clarity or licensing as appropriate. 


John Curran
President and CEO

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