[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2019-18: LIR/ISP Re-Assignment to Non-Connected Networks - Clarifying Language

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Fri Nov 1 14:17:55 EDT 2019


I don’t entirely agree with this characterization.

In business, there is often a benefit to conserving cash up front even if it costs more capital over the long run. This is true of virtually every business lease and if it weren’t true and/or valid, there wouldn’t be so many companies providing leases to businesses for all manner of equipment and other assets, including cars.

Owen


> On Nov 1, 2019, at 9:19 AM, hostmaster at uneedus.com wrote:
> 
> I also agree with what has been said, and am also opposed to the proposal.
> 
> Some of the justification seems to be in the form of "I cannot afford to buy a car, so I demand that someone permit me to lease one".  Noone is going to get into the car leasing business unless they can make money. Generally the only money making segment is going to be the short term, since the lessors profit is going to make buying cheaper than leasing in the longer term.  I think the same applies to IP leasing.
> 
> In the case of IP address leasing, the only major users of short term leases are abusers.  The advancers of this proposal talk of longer term leases to get discussion away from those abusers.  However, most of the time, someone wanting a long term lease would be better off to buy, as they can always sell them on again at the end of the need and often recover nearly all of their original investment, effectively having a short term use of the address space nearly free.  I think the long term IP leasing business model will not work.
> 
> The only valid leasing I can see is an entity that has excess address space that they expect to use in the future, and I think that case is already addressed in the current rules. They would also be unlikely to lease to someone that is an abuser, since they will have to live with the block reputation after the lease ends.
> 
> Albert Erdmann
> Network Administrator
> Paradise On Line Inc.
> 
> On Fri, 1 Nov 2019, Fernando Frediani wrote:
> 
>> Exactly, and the main justification for this proposal to allow subleasing  is a total misuse of IP addressing and a try to privilege specific companies in
>> detriment to all others.
>> I do not agree that legitimizing leasing as such increases accessibility to IPv4 space. Organization already have access to it by transfers. By allowing
>> leasing as such prices of both leasing and transfer has the potential to rise significantly as organizations will prefer much more to sublease than to
>> transfer which is logic to think that will increase pricing in general for both and which is only interesting to those who are involved in the transaction
>> and not to those who are seeking for IPv4 space and have already access via transfers.
>> The point about keeping the correct registry updated is not a justification either because this is already a obligation. If someone is not doing that or is
>> doing things in a different way is going against the current policies. Any organization who signed a contract when they became a member accepted to follow
>> these rules and they must bound to them, not the other way round.
>> As said there is not reasons to issue addresses to anyone who will not be using them on a operational network other than legitimate speculation of IP space.
>> I consider the current text in NRPM as appropriate and therefore I oppose this proposal in full.
>> Regards
>> Fernando
>> On 01/11/2019 11:28, Owen DeLong wrote:
>>      I have trouble with both phrases.
>> Even if the resources are to be re-assigned to organizations or entities which do not receive connectivity from the original registrant, I see no
>> reason to issue addresses to anyone who will not be using them on an operational network.
>> Owen
>> 
>>      On Oct 31, 2019, at 3:10 PM, Scott Leibrand <scottleibrand at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 31, 2019 at 3:03 PM Kiran Malancharuvil <k at openiadvisors.com> wrote:
>>      Dear All,
>> Prior to tomorrow's community discussion of Draft Policy ARIN-2019-18, I wanted to offer some clarification and propose some language for
>> consideration to address questions posed on the PPML.
>> Regarding the question over the intended meaning of "non-connected networks", I will clarify that I mean this policy to refer to
>> re-assignment to organizations and entities which do not receive connectivity from the original registrant.  
>> As such, I wanted to offer the following alternative edit to 8.5.2: 
>> 
>>      8.5.2 Operational Use
>> ARIN allocates or assigns number resources to organizations via transfer primarily for the purpose of use on an operational network,
>> but may allocate or assign number resources to organizations for other purposes, including re-assignment to organizations and
>> entities which do not receive connectivity from the original registrant.
>> I believe this is consistent with the intent of 2019-18, and I would support this language.
>>  
>> Alternatively, and more simply, since the sentence referencing "non-connected networks" starts with "including" and is therefore not meant
>> to be an exclusive "other purpose", but rather illustrative, we can remove it entirely.  That option would read: 
>> 
>>      8.5.2 Operational Use
>> ARIN allocates or assigns number resources to organizations via transfer primarily for the purpose of use on an operational network,
>> but may allocate or assign number resources to organizations for other purposes.  
>> I believe this is materially different than the text above, in that it would give ARIN permission to approve transfers for any reason
>> whatsoever. ARIN in the past has interpreted such ambiguity in favor of allowing whatever is not expressly prohibited. As such, I don't think
>> this language accomplishes the original intent, and would oppose it.
>> -Scott
>>  
>> 
>>            *please note that the online version of the policy proposal reads "solely primarily" instead of "primarily".  This is a
>>            typo due to originally proposing the language with the word "solely" in strike-through text (solely), which did not
>>            translate.  
>> Further, I want to clarify, as the original author of the proposal, that the key intent of the policy is to acknowledge that small and
>> medium-sized businesses have a need for IPv4 space, but often cannot afford to buy space in the current market.  Legitimizing a subleasing
>> market increases accessibility to IPv4 space, and opens the market to business solutions to facilitate safe, trusted subleasing practices,
>> including keeping the correct registry updated.  
>> Thanks all for the continued discussion.  
>> Best,
>> Kiran
>> --
>> Kiran Malancharuvil
>> Open-i Advisors      
>> p:  415 419 9138
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