[ppml] Policy Proposal: Authentication of Legacy Resources

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at ipinc.net
Mon Jul 9 22:26:59 EDT 2007

>-----Original Message-----
>From: ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:ppml-bounces at arin.net]On Behalf Of
>Dean Anderson
>Sent: Monday, July 09, 2007 4:25 PM
>To: Andrew Dul
>Cc: ppml at arin.net; Edward Lewis
>Subject: Re: [ppml] Policy Proposal: Authentication of Legacy Resources
>Someone already said that ARIN is just the steward of records.  I'd like
>to add to that and point out that ARIN doesn't own the registrations
>records any more than SRI or NSI owned the registration books before
>ARIN existed. Even more specifically, ARIN is an agent of the IANA,
>which is now a function of the US Department of Commerce. Legacy holders
>already have a relationship with the DoC through earlier agents, and do
>not require a new relationship with ARIN. ARIN is merely the custodian
>of records.  In that light, there are a number of problems with the
>current RSA.
>Perhaps this custodianship should be changed once again, or at least put
>up for bid periodically, so we can have some new management once in a

And the very frist thing that any company that "won" such a bid would
do is go search for new sources of revenue.  As the legacy holders aren't
paying, those whould be the very first ones they would go after.

I would assume based on this that all the legacy holders would quash
such a move.

Of course, if you know of a way to fulfill the same function as ARIN
for no money, you will have everyone signing up in a heartbeat.


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