[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2019-2: Waiting List Block Size Restriction

Ronald F. Guilmette rfg at tristatelogic.com
Thu Feb 28 15:32:17 EST 2019

In message <Pine.LNX.4.64.1902280622220.21254 at localhost.localdomain>, 
hostmaster at uneedus.com wrote:

>Why is it that this language on M&As not strong enough?  Having to show a 
>balance sheet of assets and liabilities certifed by a CPA would certainly 
>show if it is simply a IP address shell company.  If there are no 
>certified statements, it kinda means that company is likely a tax cheat, 
>and ARIN should not do business with them.

Two questions:

First, may I quote you?  I mean elsewhere.

Second, could you please point me at the section of the ARIN Policy manual
that prohibits ARIN from doing business with any or all "likely tax cheats"?

I'm real eager to see that, because I'd like to propse to ICANN that it
also should incorporate some such language into its own policies and
procedures with respect to its formally accredited domain name registrars.

I've been specifically looking at an ICANN Accredited Doamin Name
registrar called NameCheap which has, over time, appeared to have more
than its fair share of abusive domain name registrations.  The company
has claimed at different times to be domiciled in either California or
Arizona, and yet after a resonable search I have been unable to find
any evidence of it having ever been formally incorporated in either state.
If it never formally registered as a resident business in either state,
then one might reasonably assume that, pragmatically speaking, it simply
could never have paid any state-level taxes in either state because it
simply never had a state business registration number in either state
of the kind that would be necessary to file a return in those states.

I've asked the company about this via email, and they have not responded.

I've also asked some other folks about this and I've been told that it
is not ICANN's job to try to figure out which of their accredited domain
name registrars are likely tax cheats.  (Apparently, to paraphrase that
old adage, ICANN "is not the tax police".)

I can't help but think that this general rule applies also in the case
of ARIN.  ARIN also is not the tax police.


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