[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2019-13: ARIN Membership Legal Jurisdiction Exclusion

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Tue May 21 14:02:49 EDT 2019

On 16 May 2019, the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) accepted "ARIN-prop-273: 
ARIN Membership Legal Jurisdiction Exclusion" as a Draft Policy.

Draft Policy ARIN-2019-13 is below and can be found at:

You are encouraged to discuss all Draft Policies on PPML. The AC will 
evaluate the discussion in order to assess the conformance of this draft 
policy with ARIN's Principles of Internet number resource policy as 
stated in the Policy Development Process (PDP). Specifically, these 
principles are:

* Enabling Fair and Impartial Number Resource Administration
* Technically Sound
* Supported by the Community

The PDP can be found at:

Draft Policies and Proposals under discussion can be found at:


Sean Hopkins
Policy Analyst
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

Draft Policy ARIN-2019-13: ARIN Membership Legal Jurisdiction Exclusion

Problem Statement:

Legal entities incorporated outside the ARIN service region that have a 
strong nexsis to the ARIN as described in section 9 should be permitted 
to hold direct allocations and assignments from ARIN.

Example: Imagine a US based global company that has many international 
subsidiaries. The company does real business both in the US, Canada, and 
Caribbean as well as in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa. The 
corporate headquarters, majority of offices and employees are in the US. 
Most C-level execs live and work in the US. The majority of customer 
base, network infrastructure, and revenue generation is within the ARIN 
service region.

The company decides to offer their services as part of a global service 
offering in a particular non-ARIN region country. Legal restrictions 
require an in-country legal entity to hold ownership of the service 
providing network including the registration of Autonomous system number 
used for peering.

The global IP address management team desires to maintain their ARIN 
relationship, and prefers to request ARIN to create an OrgID for the 
(non-ARIN service region) in-country legal entity, have ARIN assign an 
ASN, and re-allocate IPs from the US entity that offers the service both 
inside and outside of the ARIN service region.

Policy Statement:

Add the following to section 9

Legal entities can demonstrate a substantial connection to the ARIN 
service region without necessarily being incorporated within the ARIN 
service region.


Timetable for implementation: Immediate

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