[ppml] Counsel statement on Legacy assignments?

michael.dillon at bt.com michael.dillon at bt.com
Fri Oct 5 04:26:16 EDT 2007

> if arin does not want to carry out its commitment to the 
> community and to the USG when it was chartered [0], i am sure 
> the community can find an organization more interested in 
> public service.  probably such a change would be good for the 
> community; at least this puff and bluff would cease.

> [0]  http://rip.psg.com/~randy/970414.fncac.pdf   foil 9

"Randy made a commitment" is not the same as "ARIN made a commitment".

This is what the ninth slide says:
ARIN - more Defensible than
Status Quo
* No cross-subsidy from sale of names
* Non-profit, RIPE has even reduced rates
* Stakeholders have a say
* No plan to change policy
* Current and old allocations and their DNS
will be maintained with no policy changes
Note the part where it says "Stakeholders have a say". That is the bit
that led to PPML and the structure wherein the public has the ability to
*CHANGE* ARIN policies. In any case, ARIN's commitment to the USG when
it was chartered is embedded in its Articles of Incorporation

Hopefully your huff and bluff about this phantom pronise will cease.

--Michael Dillon

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