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[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2010-10 (Global Proposal): GlobalPolicy for IPv4 Allocations by the IANA Post Exhaustion - Last Call (textrevised)

Aaron,

On 11/3/10 12:10 AM, Aaron Wendel wrote:
>
> I took John’s comments here:
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>  
>
> “The only they can't do is transfer resources outside of the policies,
> as ARIN has to maintain the registration database in accordance with
> the community policies as adopted.”
>
>  
>
> To mean that ARIN would not update the registration database with
> information for a new org if legacy space was transferred outside of
> the ARIN rules.
>
>  
>
> My question about that is what happens to the integrity of the
> registration data when Bob, who obtained a /16 back in 1990, decides
> to sell it off in /24s to 256 different people?  Bob’s given all those
> people LOAs with their new /24s so they have no issues getting them
> routed but ARIN refuses to change the registration.  Bob’s not in
> control of those blocks anymore and doesn’t care to answer questions
> about them and the “community” has no way of knowing who has those
> blocks and how to contact them.
>

It's funny.  Your example demonstrates how a /16 would be put to better
use than it otherwise would be put to, today.

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