[arin-ppml] Revised and Retitled - Draft Policy ARIN-2021-6: Permit IPv4 Leased Addresses for Purposes of Determining Utilization for Future Allocations

John Santos john at egh.com
Thu Mar 10 16:39:16 EST 2022


It sounds to me like another attempt to get around recipients needing an 
operational requirement to obtain resources.  In other words, yet another 
attempt to privatize public resources and charge people for access without 
providing any sort of services to justify those charges.

If the proposers of this policy change have such a service in mind that they 
feel or have been told by ARIN is not a permitted justification under current 
policy, they should explicitly spell it out in the reasons for the policy 
proposal so it can be debated and the community can decide if it is a worthwhile 
service and what changes to the rules would be needed to permit it without 
allowing anyone to claim the entire Internet as their private property.

On 3/10/2022 9:11 AM, John Curran wrote:
> John -
> 
> 	Can you provide a brief explanation of why you believe this potential change to policy is not desirable?
> 
> 	(I have no particular view either way, but having some explanation of support / opposition viewpoints aids others in their consideration of the merits/concerns with potential policy changes…)
> 
> Thanks!
> /John
> 
> John Curran
> President and CEO
> American Registry for Internet Numbers
> 
> 
>> On 10 Mar 2022, at 12:57 AM, John Santos <john at egh.com> wrote:
>>
>> Oppose.
>>
>>
>> On 3/9/2022 11:23 PM, ARIN wrote:
>>> The following Draft Policy has been revised and retitled:
>>> * ARIN-2021-6: Permit IPv4 Leased Addresses for Purposes of Determining Utilization for Future Allocations
>>> Revised text is below and can be found at:
>>> https://www.arin.net/participate/policy/drafts/2021_6/ <https://www.arin.net/participate/policy/drafts/2021_6/>
>>> You are encouraged to discuss all Draft Policies on PPML. The AC will evaluate the discussion to assess the conformance of this Draft Policy with ARIN's Principles of Internet number resource policy as stated in the Policy Development Process (PDP). Specifically, these principles are:
>>> * Enabling Fair and Impartial Number Resource Administration
>>> * Technically Sound
>>> * Supported by the Community
>>> The PDP can be found at:
>>> https://www.arin.net/participate/policy/pdp/ <https://www.arin.net/participate/policy/pdp/>
>>> Draft Policies and Proposals under discussion can be found at:
>>> https://www.arin.net/participate/policy/drafts/ <https://www.arin.net/participate/policy/drafts/>
>>> Regards,
>>> Sean Hopkins
>>> Senior Policy Analyst
>>> American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
>>> Draft Policy ARIN-2021-6: Permit IPv4 Leased Addresses for Purposes of Determining Utilization for Future Allocations
>>> Problem Statement: Current ARIN policy prevents the use of leased-out addresses as evidence of utilization.
>>> Policy statement:
>>> Section 1.2 Conservation
>>> Replace
>>> “Due to the requirement for uniqueness, Internet number resources of each type are drawn from a common number space. Conservation of these common number spaces requires that Internet number resources be efficiently distributed to those organizations who have a technical need for them in support of operational networks.”
>>> with
>>> “Due to the requirement for uniqueness, Internet number resources of each type are drawn from a common number space. Conservation of these common number spaces requires that free-pool (ASN & IPv6) and IPv4 wait-list Internet number resources be efficiently distributed to those organizations who have a technical need for them in support of operational networks.”
>>> Section 1.4 Stewardship
>>> Replace
>>> “The fundamental purpose of Internet number stewardship is to distribute unique number resources to entities building and operating networks thereby facilitating the growth and sustainability of the Internet for the benefit of all.”
>>> with
>>> “The fundamental purpose of Internet number stewardship is to distribute unique number resources to facilitate the growth and sustainability of the Internet for the benefit of all.”
>>> Section 2.4
>>> Replace
>>> “2.4. Local Internet Registry (LIR) A Local Internet Registry (LIR) is an IR that primarily assigns address space to the users of the network services that it provides. LIRs are generally Internet Service Providers (ISPs), whose customers are primarily end users and possibly other ISPs.”
>>> with
>>> “2.4. Local Internet Registry (LIR) A Local Internet Registry (LIR) is an IR that primarily assigns address space to users of the network. LIRs are generally Internet Service Providers (ISPs), whose customers are primarily end users and possibly other ISPs.”
>>> Section 4.18
>>> Replace
>>> “ARIN will only issue future IPv4 assignments/allocations (excluding 4.4 and 4.10 space) from the ARIN Waitlist.”
>>> with
>>> “ARIN will only issue future IPv4 assignments/allocations (excluding 4.4 and 4.10 space) from the ARIN Waitlist to those with operational need.”
>>> Delete Section 8.5.2 Operational Use
>>> Timetable for implementation: Immediate.
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>> John Santos
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