[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2021-6: Remove Circuit Requirement

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Wed Sep 22 05:21:37 EDT 2021

> On Sep 21, 2021, at 11:48 , Noah <noah at neo.co.tz> wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Sep 2021, 20:22 Owen DeLong via ARIN-PPML, <arin-ppml at arin.net <mailto:arin-ppml at arin.net>> wrote:
> This policy doesn’t affect that… Leasing of address space you already have is permitted under current policy and cannot be grounds for revocation of address space.
> The change in this policy proposal is not to permit or deny leasing, but to permit leased addresses to be considered utilized for purposes of determining eligibility for additional address acquisition.
> The problem with the draft policy is that it removes the need for an some connectivity service from the LIR associated with the assigned IPv4 addresses to end-user customers.

No such requirement exists except at the time of applying for new space. It does remove the requirement from that circumstance.

> This business model would set a dangerous precedence not only in the ARIN region but across other regions.

The precedent is already set in RIPE. Further, if one wants to do it with space from any region other than AFRINIC, one need only acquire the space through an inter-RIR transfer to RIPE.

> What does "Users of network even mean"? Does that include any Tom, Mary and Jack with a smart handset?

I would think so, yes.

After all, every Tom, Mary, Jack, and even Lamech (Noah’s father), with a smart hand set presumably needs an address for that smart handset to do smart handset things.


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