[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2011-1 - Inter-RIR Transfers - Shepherd's Inquiry
Jimmy Hess commented:
#Returning resources not needed in a region to IANA is more controllable and
I would certainly not object to any RIR that wanted to return an excess /8
to IANA doing so, but I view that as a far different issue than direct
#Another safer possibility might be some form of "Revokable Inter-RIR
#delegation"; allowing a RIR to delegate a resource to another RIR (or
#other Cross-regional LIR), for cross-regional usage, for good
#justification, for the duration which that resource is maintained, and
#requiring all involved RIR/LIRs' policies be followed regarding
#all further subdelegation (including maintenance fees from both RIRs)
#and continued justified need for the allocation.
I believe this would be kin to recording covenants and riders on real
estate transactions, and I'd oppose any attempt at doing that -- the
process would be extremely cumbersome and would effectively create
multiple "classes" of addresses (beyond things like the PI/PA distinctions
that exist already).
Disclaimer: all opinions expressed are my own.