[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-172 Additional definition for NRPM Section 2 - Legacy Resources

ARIN-prop-172 Additional definition for NRPM Section 2 - Legacy Resources

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ARIN-prop-172 Additional definition for NRPM Section 2 - Legacy Resources

Proposal Originator: Martin Hannigan

Proposal Version: 1.0

Date: 4 June 2012

Proposal type: NEW

Policy term: PERMANENT

Policy statement:

A legacy resource is an IPv4 address or Autonomous System Number that
was issued by an Internet Registry (InterNIC or its predecessors)
prior to ARIN's inception on Dec 22, 1997 and not contractually
obligated otherwise to any RIR.


The NRPM does not include a definition of a legacy resource. The ARIN
LRSA contains a possibly reasonable definition of a legacy resource
which is wholly included in this definition with an addendum after

Through a variety of publicly reported transactions and discussions
amongst the community we have learned that there are two distinct
types of addresses, those that are subject to their agreements which
are typically for services with an RIR and those that are not. This
proposal offers a definition that clarifies that distinction and for
the purpose of establishing a basis for policy development supporting
legal process (bankruptcy, estates, et. al.) for un obligated legacy