[arin-ppml] Policy Experience Report Working Group

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Sun May 7 13:36:34 EDT 2023

On Sun, May 7, 2023 at 7:37 AM Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
> There are plenty of factual ways to write up a justification that would pass muster in policy for leasing as leasing with connectivity and without are essentially indistinguishable absent voluntary disclosure.

Hi Owen,

As there are factual ways to document writing IP addresses in pen on a
computer case as private internetworking. Off-Internet use can justify
an allocation, for example when building an multi-organization private
network. If you tell the -whole- truth about what you're doing with
either penmanship or leasing, neither one passes muster as a
"technical need." And when ARIN catches you telling less than the
whole truth, they prefer to call it fraud.

The character of "technical" justification has never been made
explicit in policy, save that it must be some sort of network
infrastructure. It's up to the judgement or ARIN staff. Which is why I
call it "convention." But whether you label it policy or convention,
either way when your primary intent is to lease addresses to third
parties for use on a fourth party's network infrastructure, you're
going against what the NRPM calls legitimate.

Policy-wise, I'd try something along these lines:

Where IP addresses are leased to third parties who make little or no
use of your network infrastructure with those addresses, the addresses
are deemed -unused- for the purpose of calculating or projecting the
utilization rate.

Bill Herrin

William Herrin
bill at herrin.us

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