[arin-ppml] [EXT] Re: Open Petition for ARIN-prop-266: BGP Hijacking is an ARIN Policy Violation

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Thu May 2 14:06:49 EDT 2019

On May 2, 2019, at 12:19 PM, JORDI PALET MARTINEZ via ARIN-PPML <arin-ppml at arin.net<mailto:arin-ppml at arin.net>> wrote:
If a member is abusing the rights of other members, by hijacking their resources, then the registry information is not valid, at least during the time this event is happening.
Jordi -

If you mean during a "route hijacking", then you would be incorrect with respect the ARIN registry not being accurate at such times.  During such events, the registry is accurate despite difference from the current routing state.

Members abusing the rights of other members doesn't automatically make it an RIR issue - for example, a member may be trespassing in anothers facility and that shouldn't warrant RIR action.

Members interfering with rights of other members _when those rights are provided by the membership organization_ do provide a cause of action.  However, since ARIN doesn't provide any routing rights (despite some people's beliefs to the contrary), it doesn't have a corresponding role in enforcement of routing rights.

It is certainly possible to change the rights provided with address block issuance to include routing responsibilities, but that's a rather significant change compared to ARIN's present scope of operations.


John Curran
President and CEO
American Registry for Internet Numbers

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