[arin-ppml] ARIN releases new version of the Legacy Registration

John Curran jcurran at istaff.org
Sun Sep 7 02:48:39 EDT 2008

On Sep 7, 2008, at 12:55 AM, Stephen Sprunk wrote:
> Jeremy H. Griffith wrote:
>> *  No possibility of return on an involuntary basis.
>>   This was essential to encourage us to do the work
>>   that led to the current Internet.
> There was no statement either way about the basis on which addresses
> were assigned

Just to be clear, there was such a statement made in 1996 by Jon Postel
(via RFC 2050) that reads "The IANA reserves the right to invalidate any
IP assignments once it is determined the the requirement for the address
space no longer exists."  As the original IANA, Jon certainly knew what
conditions were applicable to existing IP assignments, even if those who
received the assignments did not...

(my opinion alone)

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