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

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Fri Sep 24 20:15:40 EDT 2021

> On Sep 23, 2021, at 11:52 PM, Noah <noah at neo.co.tz> wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Sep 2021, 14:05 Owen DeLong via ARIN-PPML, <arin-ppml at arin.net <mailto:arin-ppml at arin.net>> wrote:
> No signatory to any ARIN RSA is permitted by policy to engage in a recurring charge for addresses or a differentiated service charge based on the number if addresses issued to a customer. Addresses must be provided strictly as part of a contract for connectivity services and the number of addresses provided shall not, in any way, affect the cost of those connectivity services.
> The goal of an LIR has always been to suballocate to end users they provided connectivity services. I know LIR who do this today and only charge for services not the /24 downstream assignments.

Then those LIRs wouldn’t be affected.

> The transfer policies then introduced address purchasing and some LIR went out of their way to pay for addresses based on need.
> Is it safe to assume that the whole IPv4 market seems to have been created by not the LIR but folks who are not LIR but figured they would profit from brokering the limited addresses.

I don’t buy that this is actually the case.

> I am curious? Why an LIR whose ARIN membership fees is peanuts could go about leasing addresses instead of profiting from only the services they provide their customers.

You’d have to ask them. I have provided clear examples of the practice by multiple LIRs.


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