[ppml] Policy Proposal 2007-15: Authentication of Legacy Resources - Withdrawn

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Tue Oct 23 13:38:59 EDT 2007

Policy Proposal 2007-15
Authentication of Legacy Resources

2007-15 was withdrawn by the author. The AC made this determination at
their meeting at the conclusion of the ARIN Public Policy meeting on
18 October 2007. The Chair of the AC reported the results of the AC
meeting during the Members Meeting. The AC Chair's report can be found at:

The policy proposal text is provided below and is also available at:

The ARIN Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process can be found at:


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Annex A

Policy Proposal 2007-15
Authentication of Legacy Resources

Author: Andrew Dul

Proposal type: New

Policy term: Permanent

Policy statement:

Add new NRPM section 4.9 - Legacy Records

4.9 - Legacy Records

Legacy resource record holders shall be permitted to sign a registration
services agreement which permits the legacy organization which is
currently using the resources as of January 1, 2007 to continue to use
those resources as long as a valid registration services agreement is in
effect for the organization. ARIN will evaluate and verify the chain of
custody of any resource records prior to executing a registration
services agreement with an organization.

ARIN shall use all reasonable methods to attempt to contact legacy
record holders starting on January 1, 2008 to notify them of this change
in policy. ARIN shall also post information on the public website
regarding this outreach to legacy resource holders.

No changes shall be made to legacy resource records which are not
covered by a registration services agreement after December 31, 2007.
If a legacy resource holder requests additional IPv4 resources all IPv4
resources (legacy and non-legacy) shall be evaluated to determine
utilization for additional allocations or assignments under NRPM
sections 4.2 or 4.3.


An ARIN Legacy resource holder is an organization which was issued
number resources prior to the formation of ARIN and whose registration
information was not transferred to another RIR through the Early
Registration Transfer Project (http://www.arin.net/registration/erx).
Legacy resource holders were issued number resources through an informal
process. This policy proposal attempts to bring these legacy resource
holders into a formal agreement with ARIN, the manager of the IP
numbering resources for many of the legacy record holders.

This policy is similar to a policy which has been adopted in the APNIC
region. (http://www.apnic.net/docs/policy/proposals/prop-018-v001.html)
Some legacy resource holders have expressed concerns about committing to
a registration service agreement (RSA) when the legacy resource holder
cannot be assured that they will be permitted to retain their resources
for the long-term. This policy proposal requests ARIN to develop a RSA
which will allow legacy resource holders to continue to use IPv4
resources which were assigned or allocated prior to ARIN's formation. It
is also suggested that the Board of Trustees formalize the annual
maintenance fees for legacy resource holders at a level similar to the
$100 USD per year for end-sites or provide fee-waivers as an incentive
for legacy holders to sign a registration services agreement.

The dates in this policy proposal were arbitrarily chosen based upon an
expected ratification by the ARIN Board of Trustees by December 31,
2007. If this policy is implemented after December 31, 2007, the trigger
dates in the policy should be adjusted appropriately.

Given the informal relationship under which the resources were granted,
ARIN currently maintains the records including WHOIS and in-addr.arpa
delegations in a best-effort fashion. Some believe that ARIN may not be
obligated to maintain these records. ARIN has also experienced some
difficulty maintaining these records. Legacy records have been a popular
target for hijackers, in part due to the out of date information
contained in these records. Having up to date contact information and a
formal relationship with legacy record holders would assist ARIN and
ISP's in insuring these records are maintained accurately.

Legacy resource holders who sign a RSA would continue to receive all the
services that are currently provided by ARIN plus they would be eligible
for any future services that ARIN may offer, such as cryptographic
signing of resource records.

Timetable for implementation: As stated in policy

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