Comments on Name Based Virtualk Hosting Policy Recommendation

Sweeting, John John.Sweeting at
Wed May 9 13:14:26 EDT 2001

Please do not be confused. ARIN is not going to review the request but
rather the technical reasons being supplied so that wheels can be set in
motion to either solve the technical reasons (not necessarily something that
ARIN will do, but the Internet community as a whole) or accept the fact that
it is an issue that cannot be resolved and allow that to stand in the future
as an acceptable reason for using IP-based webhosting. No where is it
inferred that ARIN will refuse address space based on the technical
justification at this time.

-----Original Message-----
From: Charles Scott [mailto:cscott at]
Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2001 12:53 PM
To: A. M. Salim
Cc: vwp at
Subject: Re: Comments on Name Based Virtualk Hosting Policy

  I personally agree with you. This is exactly what I've been concerned
about since the discussion of such a policy started and I don't think it's
been clarified by the latest wording. If it's a data collection effort
only, then it should say that. If there's some kind of requirement to
provide some specifically acceptable technical justification, then it
should say so and there should be some description of what that would be.


On Wed, 9 May 2001, A. M. Salim wrote:

> Hi,
> The POLICY simply states that the ISP will provide "technical
> justification", and that ARIN will review it in the light of "OPERATIONAL
> They are specifically pointing to the "Last Call for Name-based Web
> Hosting Policy Recommendation" on  True, it can be
> argued that they should not be referring to that page, that they are being
> unreasonably cautious etc. etc. but the hard facts remain that they are
> taking this position on the basis of this "Last Call for Name-based Web
> Hosting Policy Recommendation" and I am a victim of it.  I do not have the
> luxury of debating their position with them.

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