[arin-ppml] Of interest?

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Sat May 18 23:50:52 EDT 2019

On 18 May 2019, at 10:38 PM, Ronald F. Guilmette <rfg at tristatelogic.com> wrote:
> In message <BEEB33F0-D800-4099-B5A7-8AD232DC8B5F at arin.net>, 
> John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:
>> Ronald -
>> However, it is quite likely that the state registration issue would have
>> been promptly corrected once raised, at which point we would have ended up
>> with the same outcome.
> It's an arguably valid point, but I disagree, for the following reasons.
> It's one thing to try to run a fraud against a non-governmental private
> non-profit organization, like ARIN, which has both a strong incentive
> never to litigate and also a strong and widely-known history of vitrually
> never doing so.  It is quite another thing entirely to commit a fraud
> where the gateway requirement to begin the scam is to perpetrate at least
> a portion of the fraud against one or more of these United States.

Ronald - 

	Incorrect - a party that retains someone to notarize fraudulent documents for submission to ARIN is already well over that line, with both state and federal statutes violated.   

	For the additional state registration to be a deterrent for such parties, they’d effectively be of belief that “We’re not worried about the federal wire fraud charges we’ll be facing, nor our existing state fraud we’re perpetrating with our specious corporation registration in our home state, but _are_ deeply concerned about the tax registration in second state, so let’s quit now.”   

	Can you explain why the additional crime is particularly burdensome?


John Curran
President and CEO
American Registry for Internet Numbers

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