IP-Hosting Policy Specifics

Jim Macknik jmacknik at inflow.com
Thu May 3 08:11:03 EDT 2001

I really think we need ARIN to really lay down what "technical
justifications" there are for requesting IP space for IP-based hosting. This
request has appeared many times on this discussion list, but the only answer
I have seen to date indicates that ARIN requires "technical justification;"
this is a little too vague for businesses that depend on IP space, and the
customers which they support.

Is there a definitive list of justifiable reasoning behind IP-based hosting.
If there is not, then there is no way that anyone offering any IP space to
their customers could be sure they are requesting the right information from
their customers. This could conceivably cause them to lose their ability to
do business if ARIN indicates they don't believe that organization is
providing proper justification. 

Is there any way we can come up with a list of justifiable reasons to use
IP-based hosting? If so, can we then also come up with an escalation
procedure for requesting additions to the list as technology and standard
practices change? If we had these in place, then companies offering ISP
services could follow, to the letter, exactly what ARIN needs for them to be
compliant. They would also have an opportunity to argue a case for alternate
technical reasons for IP space.

-= Mack =-

James M. Macknik
Manager, Systems Engineering
2401 15th St. Suite 200
Denver, CO  80202
303/824.2506 (Office)
720/840.5329 (Mobile)
jmacknik at inflow.com

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