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[arin-ppml] FW: Proposal: Clarification of draft policy 2009-3 (ARIN-prop-135)

On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 12:46 PM, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:
...
> In each case, the registrations which from that region prior to
> the RIR formation ("legacy registrations") where transferred
> under that RIR.

If that's truly the case, that the registrations were actually
transferred to be under the control of the RIR as part of the
transition, then isn't the whole RSA/LRSA/non-signing
legacyholder debate totally moot?  If their address blocks
really *were* transferred under ARIN, explicitly, as part of
the formation of the RIR, then they fall under the policies
and auspices of that RIR.

However, currently we're treating them as though they're
outside the RIR system, where policies don't apply to them,
they don't have to pay for resources the same way, and
don't have to sign the same agreement documents.  To me,
that says that their resources were *NOT* transferred under
the RIR at the time of the transition, and instead fall under
some other global umbrella.

So.  Once and for all, can we please have it stated clearly,
and for the record:

Under whose auspices do the current legacy holders hold
their space?  Under whose stewardship do those blocks
exist?  If they were assigned under SRI or NSI, did they
transfer to ARIN at the time of the RIR creation, or did
they revert back to the parent of SRI/NSI, which at this
point would be IANA?

Once we know the authoritative answer to that question,
I think my stance on the matter will become abundantly
clear.

Thanks!

Matt