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

The proposal originator revised the proposal.

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Communications and Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)


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

Proposal Originator: Martin Hannigan

Proposal Version: 2.0

Date: 6 June 2012

Proposal type: NEW

Policy term: PERMANENT

Policy statement:

A legacy resource is an IPv4 address or Autonomous System Number that
satisfies both of the following two criteria:

(1)     it was issued to an entity (other than a Regional Internet
Registry) or individual (the "original legacy holder") prior to ARIN's
inception on Dec 22, 1997 either by an organization authorized by the
United States to perform the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
("IANA") functions or an Internet Registry; and

(2)     the original legacy holder (or its legal successor or assign)
has not expressly relinquished its registration of such IPv4 address
or Autonomous System Number pursuant to a binding written agreement
with an RIR or the written consent of the original legacy holder (or
its legal successor or assign) submitted to the RIR for subsequent
allocation and assignment of the IPv4 address or Autonomous System
Number to another entity or individual in accordance with the RIR's
number resource policies and membership (or service) agreements.

Rationale:

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
"1997".

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
resources.