[ppml] Counsel statement on Legacy assignments?

Leo Bicknell bicknell at ufp.org
Fri Oct 5 15:00:52 EDT 2007

In a message written on Fri, Oct 05, 2007 at 10:32:39AM -0500, Bill Darte wrote:
> And do you have specific suggestions on how ARIN might/should proceed to
> do this as a means of communication....and on content of the message?
> A guidance forum should proffer 'guidance' if not outright policy
> proposals for the community to consider.  "Interesting" discussion is a
> useful preparation for such.

I think this is an area where staff could be more proactive without any
policy changes.  Specific suggestions:

1) E-mail should be sent to every legacy holder every 1-2 years with a
copy of their whois data asking if it is up to date and pointing them to
information on how to update the data if it is not correct.

2) ARIN needs a web page explaining what legacy space is, how to update
legacy records, and how to return now unused legacy space.  A lot of
legacy holders probably don't even know they are legacy holders.

3) ARIN should search whois on all new requests for IP space to see if
the same group has legacy space.  If they do ARIN should ask (not
require) if they would like to bring it under the same RSA as their new

None require policy and could be implemented by ARIN staff.

       Leo Bicknell - bicknell at ufp.org - CCIE 3440
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