[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-133: No Volunteer Services on Behalf of Unaffiliated Address Blocks
At 13:18 -0600 2/15/11, Benson Schliesser wrote:
>There are legacy holders with concern, not because the services are free,
>but because they are subjected to governance without their consent.
>It would not be appropriate for me to speak more specifically on their behalf.
Given these lines, I think then the policy proposal has been made for
the wrong reasons. For one, there isn't any specific complaint
coming from legacy holders, just speculation that they would be
impacted. (If a legacy holder came forward and found grounds for a
policy to remove their listing, that's another matter.)
Thinking that legacy holders are completely free to do as they wish
is false. For example, I (can only) believe they had to submit to
being in WhoIs from the start. The conditions under which Postel
assigned resources are just not well documented, the "strings
attached" are unknown. It could be that all of the resources are
reclaimable under some obscure interpretation of GFE (government
furnished equipment) rules. This was mentioned by ARIN's legal
council at a meeting a few years ago.
OTOH, if the resources could legally be reclaimed, the disruption to
the Internet may not be worth the tussle.
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