[arin-ppml] [E] Re: AFRINIC vote buying

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Fri Jun 10 18:34:08 EDT 2022

Bill -

To the extent that there is a significant “topic of concern” for which ARIN might have to take action, feel free to raise it on the general-member mailing list.  (The arin-ppml mailing list has always been for discussion of Internet number resource policy, and this purpose remains unchanged.) 

Yes, it’s true that the general-member list is only open to those members of ARIN who wish to be involved in ARIN’s governance, but then again, it is ARIN’s members that collectively the bear the cost & the risk associated with any action.  (Those receiving services without fee or contract already have the readily available option of joining ARIN as a member if they wish to have a say such matters.)


John Curran
President and CEO
American Registry for Internet Numbers

> On Jun 10, 2022, at 6:19 PM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 10, 2022 at 11:55 AM John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:
>> Stephen is correct – i.e., those that wish to entertain significant discussions of matters related to AFRINIC governance have more appropriate mailing lists in that community available for such a purpose.
>> The ARIN-ppml mailing list is to provide a forum for
>> number policy development activities in the ARIN region.
> Hi John,
> If one of the RIRs is malfunctioning or acting out of scope (as
> alleged) that's a topic of concern for any and all of the other RIRs,
> hence in scope for ARIN.
> Respectfully, as the oldest and most trafficked ARIN forum, PPML is
> the default place for ARIN-related discussion. Despite the occasional
> request, there still still isn't another -open- forum for general
> purpose ARIN-related discussion that might or might not lead to policy
> proposals or formal suggestions. Lacking a reasonable alternative, it
> would be improper to shut the discussion down here.
> I've been disappointed with the personal attacks in this thread and
> found the video that started it to be largely evidence-free but 100%
> this is the place for the discussion to happen.
> Regards,
> Bill Herrin
> -- 
> William Herrin
> bill at herrin.us
> https://bill.herrin.us/

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