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[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-134: Identification of Legitimate Address Holders

Opposed.

On Tue, 15 Feb 2011, ARIN wrote:

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> ARIN-prop-134: Identification of Legitimate Address Holders
>
> Proposal Originator: Benson Schliesser
>
> Proposal Version:  1
>
> Date:  15 Feb 2011
>
> Proposal type:  New
>
> Policy term:  Permanent
>
> Policy statement:
>
> Add the following to the NRPM:
>
> 13.  Unaffiliated Address Blocks
>
> 13.x. Recognition of Legitimate Address Holders
>
> ARIN will use the following criteria in order to determine whether an
> organization is the legitimate address holder for a given IP address block.
>
> 13.x.1. Original Allocation Record
>
> The original allocation records, such as those documented in RFC 1166
> issued in July of 1990 or the InterNIC database received by ARIN from
> Network Solutions in December of 1997, will be used as dispositive
> proof, absent any contrary documentation such as those specified in
> section 13.x.4 below, in determining whether an organization is the
> legitimate address holder.
>
> 13.x.2 IANA Records of Legitimate Address Holders
>
> In the event that the IANA has historical records, and/or current
> records, showing the assignment or allocation of a given IP address
> block to a specific organization, those records will be used as proof,
> absent any contrary documentation, in determining whether an
> organization is the legitimate address holder.
>
> Further, in the event that this evidence conflicts with any evidence
> from the original allocation records, or any contrary documentation such
> as those specified in section 13.x.4 below, the evidence from the
> original allocation record will take precedence.
>
> 13.x.3. Records Maintained on Behalf of the IANA
>
> In the event that the IANA has delegated responsibility for the
> management of an address block to another organization, including ARIN
> or any other RIR, and that organization has historical and/or current
> records showing the assignment or allocation of a given IP address block
> to a specific organization, those records will be used as evidence in
> determining whether an organization is the legitimate address holder.
>
> Further, in the event that this evidence conflicts with any evidence
> from the original allocation records, or any contrary documentation such
> as those specified in section 13.x.4 below, the evidence from the
> original allocation record will take precedence.
>
> 13.x.4. Formal Records Clarifying the Chain of Custody
>
> In the event that formal records, such as public records or other formal
> documents which can be authenticated or verified to include legal,
> financial, and other organizational documentation, are provided to ARIN
> by an organization seeking recognition of their status as the legitimate
> address holder, then ARIN will consider the impact of these records as
> potentially updating any evidence that may exist.  If these records
> clearly document the assignment or allocation of a given IP address
> block to a specific organization by direct assignment, and/or
> organizational transitions such as mergers, acquisitions, business unit
> restructuring, asset transfers, name changes, and so forth, absent
> definitive documentation to the contrary, then these records will
> determine whether an organization is the legitimate address holder.
>
>
> Rationale
>
> This proposal introduces policy that specifies how ARIN will go about
> determining who a "legitimate" address holder is.  It is similar to
> current procedure with 13.x.2 and 13.x.3, which specify the use of IANA
> and RIR records.  It expands on the current procedures with 13.x.4,
> allowing organizations to provide legal documentation of organizational
> changes and/or the transfer of custody of a legacy address block.
>
> Timetable for implementation:  Immediately
>
>
>
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