[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2019-4: Allow Inter-regional IPv6 Resource Transfers

Jo Rhett jrhett at netconsonance.com
Wed Apr 10 13:53:33 EDT 2019

(off topic)
> customers have autonomy in selection of their service providers

ha ha haah=ahaaahahahahah oh wow.  *MAYBE* in the commercial space. I
surveyed all of my friends and family at one point and got over 800+
replies all across the US, and only 4-- FOUR == a small fraction of a
percent!! -- had a choice of providers for at least 10+Mb/sec internet

Maybe Canada has it better, but I haven't heard that the Caribbean has
significant choice either. Mexico has the same non-overlap in the market as
the US.

On topic for ARIN but not for African ISPs: I don't think that ARIN policy
should revolve around Republican beliefs that the market always provides
competition. History shows that the market will choose not to compete
whenever possible, and will even strike agreements not to compete. Thus
ARIN has a responsibility IMHO to ensure that customers receive baseline
services -- to whatever extent it is possible within ARIN's charter.

On Tue, Apr 9, 2019 at 6:44 AM John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:

> On 9 Apr 2019, at 9:33 AM, Job Snijders <job at ntt.net> wrote:
> I'd like to draw the community's attention to the following joint
> announcement from two of Africa's largest IP transit providers.
> ...
> It should be incontestable now that ARIN resource holders are at a
> disadvantage when it comes to RPKI services.
> Job -
> Indeed.  It’s similarly incontestable that customers of those service
> providers are at a disadvantage to customers of other service provider in
> Africa that do provide complete routing validation including for
> ARIN-region resource holders.   One of the benefits of our loosely
> coordinated Internet is that service providers have autonomy in how they
> run their network, and customers have autonomy in selection of their
> service providers.
> /John
> John Curran
> President and CEO
> American Registry for Internet Numbers
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