[arin-ppml] Proposal to ban Leasing of IP Addresses in the ARIN region

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Wed Sep 22 23:08:07 EDT 2021

> On Sep 22, 2021, at 17:17 , William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 11:35 AM Mike Burns <mike at iptrading.com> wrote:
>> What you wrote below is actually the current policy, why clutter things?
>> " LIR-assigned number resources employed by an end user with a routing
>> policy in which the LIR is not the primary network service provider handling
>> the majority of the end user's associated network traffic do not count
>> toward the LIR's efficient utilization of addresses."

How would this policy work for a subscriber that has 3 100Mbps connections
to three different providers running ECLB?

By definition, if the ECLB is working properly, none of them is carrying a majority
of the traffic in question.


> Hi Mike,
> Because that isn't the current policy. The addresses have to be
> contractually attached to some network resource you sell me but I
> don't have to use them with the resource. Primarily or even at all.
> I talked about this in recent posts: right now someone who wants to
> just be in the business of leasing addresses can meet ARIN policy by
> providing a nil-cost network resource along with the addresses with
> the wink-and-nod expectation that the lessee won't use it. This is the
> "VPN" example. The parties would have to be a little careful with
> their wording to avoid committing fraud but it's easily enough
> structured.
> Regards,
> Bill Herrin
> -- 
> William Herrin
> bill at herrin.us
> https://bill.herrin.us/
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