[arin-ppml] Policy Experience Report Working Group Leasing Question

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Mon May 8 15:19:39 EDT 2023

On Mon, May 8, 2023 at 9:46 AM Noah <noah at neo.co.tz> wrote:
> Firstly, leasing should never be an option. Its an idea that the community has rejected the leasing IPv4 for a very long time and often led to mix reactions.

Hi Noah,

Never say never. The community has long permitted ISPs to authorize a
customer to use their /24 with service from another vendors' network.
Historically, a few ISPs even allowed some customers to keep their IP
addresses when they left. Policy targeting IP-leasers should take care
not to stomp on these longstanding and reasonable uses.

This is why I suggested a policy which simply declares such addresses
unused for justification purposes: a small amount of such activity by
otherwise legitimate ISPs won't cause them a problem but it'd block
anybody from making a business model out of it.

Bill Herrin

William Herrin
bill at herrin.us

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