[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2022-3: Remove Officer Attestation Requirement for 8.5.5

Noah noah at neo.co.tz
Mon Sep 12 14:02:57 EDT 2022

Hi Matthew

While I appreciate the legal teams opinion, I am not yet convinced to this
end on this issue and as such my sentiments remain and I still oppose the
idea entirely.


On Wed, 24 Aug 2022, 22:50 Matthew Wilder, <matthew.wilder at telus.com> wrote:

> Hi PPML,
> Staff and Legal review has been conducted for Draft Policy ARIN-2022-3.
> The relevant bit for the community to consider is the legal review, which
> is as follows:
> "No material legal issue. Removal of the officer attestation would not
> materially impact ARIN’s ability to pursue cases of fraud."
> As shepherds, we believe this directly resolves the primary concern voiced
> by members of the community.
> For the full staff and legal review, please check the following:
> https://www.arin.net/participate/policy/drafts/2022_3/#staff-and-legal-review-15-august-2022
> Regards,
> *Matthew Wilder*
> On Wed, Aug 3, 2022 at 12:24 PM Matthew Wilder <matthew.wilder at telus.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi PPML,
>> I appreciate the lively discussion thus far on ARIN-2022-3, including
>> concerns around what prosecutorial powers might be lost if officer
>> attestations are no longer required. Thanks also to staff for summarizing
>> the result of the ACSP Consultation 2021.4 retiring the officer attestation
>> requirement for documentation of needs assessment.
>> The prevailing concern in the community around ARIN-2022-3 appears to be
>> that removing officer attestation would impede the prosecution of those
>> conducting fraud. In order to have the experts address this concern, I
>> (along with my fellow policy shepherd Joe) have requested a staff and legal
>> review. Our hope is that staff (and legal counsel in particular) might
>> directly weigh in on how important the officer attestation is.
>> We will make sure that relevant points are highlighted back to PPML for
>> the community to consider in further discussion of the draft policy.
>> Warm regards,
>> *Matthew Wilder*
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