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

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Mon Sep 30 17:56:26 EDT 2019

On 30 Sep 2019, at 4:23 PM, Fernando Frediani <fhfrediani at gmail.com<mailto:fhfrediani at gmail.com>> wrote:
It also says: "ISPs are required to utilize address space in an efficient manner.  To this end, ISPs should have documented justification available for each assignment. The regional registry may, at any time, ask for this information. If the information is not available, future allocations may be impacted.In extreme cases, existing loans may be impacted."

What's wrong with that statement ? Sounds pretty reasonable to me.
Why do you wish to reduce substantially the roles of the RIRs and pass them to private companies ?

It also defines Conservation as: "Fair distribution of globally unique Internet address space according to the operational needs of the end-users and Internet Service Providers operating networks using this address space. Prevention of stockpiling in order to maximize the lifetime of the Internet address space."

Fernando -

Just as a reminder - it is ultimately up to the Internet number community in each region to determine the appropriate policies for administration of the RIR in that region.

There is nothing wrong with citing RFCs statements with number policy that you like, but it is worth noting that such statements do not constrain the ARIN community from making policy of a different intent, as it is ultimately up to this community to decide on what makes for appropriate policy in the ARIN region.  (Note also that RFC 2050 has been obsoleted by RFC 7020, which contains a more current description of the Internet number registry system.)


John Curran
President and CEO
American Registry for Internet Numbers

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