[arin-ppml] Audits

On Sun, Nov 7, 2010 at 4:02 PM, Matthew Petach <mpetach at> wrote:
> I'm feeling kinda dumb right now, so I apologize to the rest of the list
> for having to ask simple questions, but isn't recovering unused space
> a trivial matter of looking to see who hasn't paid their annual fees?

Hi Matthew,

Only for space allocated by ARIN since its inception in 1997.

Space allocated prior to ARIN's existence, so-called "legacy space,"
was assigned under a sometimes informal and sometimes semi-formal
regime in which any contracts, if they existed at all, were implied.
Questions about rights, responsibilities and durations were simply not

Legacy space falls into a status quo of sorts where ARIN keeps the
registrations as they were and doesn't touch them to the maximum
extent practical except in very limited ways at the original
registrants' request.

Bill Herrin

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