[arin-ppml] 2008-6: Emergency Transfer Policy for IPv4 Addresses

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at ipinc.net
Mon Sep 29 20:23:14 EDT 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net 
> [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On Behalf Of Robert Bonomi
> Sent: Monday, September 29, 2008 4:55 PM
> To: arin-ppml at arin.net
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] 2008-6: Emergency Transfer Policy 
> for IPv4 Addresses

> If the RIRs are *NOT* in the loop, then what happens is that 
> the RIR database loses touch with reality.  "Name A" is on 
> the books, but the address block is actually being used by 
> "Name B", "Name C", "Name D", and "Name G".  For whom there 
> is _no_ information whatsoever in the database.  Good luck 
> contacting them when _you_ have a problem.

Why is this a problem?

If the RIR can't contact them, then the block is determined to
be rogue and it becomes available for reassignment.

I cannot prevent people from squatting in that empty house down
the street but when property values go up I can buy that lot
and bulldoze the house and do what I want with the lot, and the
squatters will just have to kiss off.


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