[ppml] ARIN Policy Proposal 2002-9 (fwd)

Newton, Justin JNewton at corp.untd.com
Wed Oct 2 14:57:12 EDT 2002

I do not believe that ARIN has been given the authority by ICANN to do
"forced revocation" of IP space on legacy addresses.  If you believe that
this is something that ARIN should be doing, it should probably be addressed
at the ICANN level, and we can then discuss whether and how we want to
implement that authority here.  In the past anything other than urging
people to return space they are not using has not been something that the
Internet community as a whole has consented to.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Urmann [mailto:Jeff.Urmann at HFA-MN.ORG]
Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 11:42 AM
To: ppml at arin.net
Subject: RE: [ppml] ARIN Policy Proposal 2002-9 (fwd)

>> Why not make policy so that the current holders of multiple /8-24s have 
>> to renumber then (the ones that do not meet the current criteria)?  That 
>> would certainly yield same additional address space, wouldn`t it? 

>It's much, much easier to set policy going forward than it is to impose and

>enforce policy retroactively.  When you're talking about allocations that 
>predate ARIN, how exactly is ARIN supposed to take action?  ARIN should 
>focus on the best possible management of the remaining IP space, while 
>encouraging and requesting that companies with legacy assignments return 
>them whenever possible. 

So it`s a matter of doing the easy thing instead of the best thing?  It is 
ARINs responsibility to do the right thing, isn`t it? 

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