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

Mury mury at goldengate.net
Wed Oct 2 15:39:01 EDT 2002

>From what I have read in the past it does sound like an ICANN issue.  I'm
not so sure, however, that the Internet community as a whole does not want
this done.  It comes up all the time with most people, outside of the ARIN
insiders, wanting justification rules applied to all IP space.


On Wed, 2 Oct 2002, Newton, Justin wrote:

> 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.
> Thoughts?
> -----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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