[arin-ppml] AFRINIC vote buying

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Wed Jun 1 11:49:32 EDT 2022

On Wed, Jun 1, 2022 at 12:30 AM Ronald F. Guilmette
<rfg at tristatelogic.com> wrote:
> P.S.  Perhaps other RIRs may want to take this as a wake-up call and incorporate
> some sort of prohibition against vote buying (or other such fancy footwork) into
> their various applicable legal agreements.

ARIN has been thinking about this sort of problem for years. Their
solution is an interesting one - members have to regularly vote to
remain members. If they don't, they fall back to being "ordinary"
registrants and have a process with a waiting period that they have to
go through to become members and vote again. It's not yet tested but
in theory, the result is that it's too much work with too long a lead
time to successfully buy a vote from more than a few people vulnerable
to selling their vote.

Bill Herrin

William Herrin
bill at herrin.us

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