[ppml] Counsel statement on Legacy assignments?

Bill Darte BillD at cait.wustl.edu
Fri Oct 5 10:26:13 EDT 2007

Seems to me that since there exists a vocal segment of the community
that wants ARIN to engage the legacy holders and to encourage or impose
upon them some obligations or limit their 'free' services, it is wise
that ARIN consider what authority exists...should the broader community
come to believe as the vocal segment.

Discussion of this authority and options to BOTH encourage or impose...
in an open and straightforward manner is the right thing to do. IMO.

If the legacy community feels threatened by such, then I encourage all
to better understand the process in which such discussion is taking
place and the means that exists to influence those discussions and
community perspective...by engaging the community at large and ARIN
through participation.

Bill Darte
ARIN Advisory Council

-----Original Message-----
From: ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:ppml-bounces at arin.net] On Behalf Of
William Herrin
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2007 8:46 AM
To: John Curran
Cc: ppml at arin.net
Subject: Re: [ppml] Counsel statement on Legacy assignments?

On 10/5/07, John Curran <jcurran at istaff.org> wrote:
>    In any case, both legacy holders and ARIN appear to have
>    obligations to the community.  ARIN will certainly do as the
>    community directs, but one wonders if the legacy community
>    would like us all to forget their community obligations and
>    simply pretend that their assignments were done in a total
>    contractual and community obligation vacuum...


Don't take me wrong; I think the current ARIN process is a sound one
and I think it would be healthy to bring as many folks into the fold
as possible. I'm particularly fond of proposals which encourage IPv4
assignments to segue into IPv6 assingments with both coming under the
ARIN RSA in the process.

I don't think the "stick" approach is healthy. Even just having
discussions about discontinuing folks' RDNS creates a comment record
where any legacy registrant lurking about must think we're all a bunch
of a-holes. How that activity and perception furthers ARIN's mission
completely escapes me.

Bill Herrin

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