[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2011-6: Returned IPv4 Addresses

On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 11:05 AM, Owen DeLong <owen at> wrote:
> There is no such thing as legacy addresses. There are addresses which
> currently have legacy status, but, if those resources are returned,
> transfered, or otherwise reregistered or freed,

Hi Owen,

If you want to pick that particular nit, it makes no difference to me
and IMHO would not harm the proposal's clarify if you said "addresses
recovered from legacy registrations" or "addresses recovered from
within legacy /8's" instead of "recovered legacy addresses."

> they are no longer in a legacy status.

The /8 blocks of which they are a part are marked differently in the
IANA records, have to some extent been managed differently by ARIN in
the past and were to have been treated differently under 2009-3 both
with our verbiage and the language chosen by the other regions. Where
the intention is for a policy to treat them the same as the rest of
ARIN's /8's, it is appropriate to say so.

Moreover, ARIN staff _has asked you to say so_, with their request
that the proposal clarify if it intends to specify whether recovered
addresses from legacy registrations should be returned to IANA.

Bill Herrin

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