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

John Santos john at egh.com
Fri Nov 1 16:54:20 EDT 2019

Ronald -

I don't think this proposal is relevant in any way to your situation.

You said: "I have been leasing a pair of static IPv4 addresses from my 
connectivity providers for lo these many years now, ..."

The proposal specifically relates to leasing IP addresses to recipients 
who are NOT receiving connectivity from the lessor.

It is, as far as I know, perfectly normal for an ISP to provide 
addresses to its customers. Depending on the service agreement, they 
might provide a single IP address or a block of any size, and might 
provide a dynamic address (very common with dialup providers, not so 
common now with DSL and always-on T1 or cable or fiber connections), or 
static addresses.  They might permanently allocate an address or block 
of addresses to the customer (so the customer can advertise those 
addresses via DNS or otherwise), or they might be effectively static 
(unlikely to change), but with no promise of that from the ISP.  AFAIK, 
all these are standard practices in conformance with ARIN policy and 
unaffected by the proposed changes.

-- John

P.S. I'm sure someone will jump in if I'm wrong about any of these points...

On 11/1/2019 4:21 PM, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:
> Fernando Frediani <fhfrediani at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I do not agree that legitimizing leasing as such increases accessibility to
>> IPv4 space.
> I personally have no position on the proposal under discussion.
> I am only posting to say that I have been leasing a pair of static IPv4
> addresses from my connectivity providers for lo these many years now,
> and that thus, I am more than a little chagrined to learn now, at this
> late date, that what I and my provider have been doing all this time is
> in some way illegitimate.
> Regards,
> rfg
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John Santos
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