[arin-ppml] ARIN releases new version of the Legacy Registration
cliffb at cjbsys.bdb.com
Sun Sep 7 09:01:29 EDT 2008
I think this is an excellent summary of where we are. Kudos to Eric.
Eric Westbrook wrote:
> Here are my most up to date observations, as I try to keep the issues
> simple and clear (in my own mind, anyway), then a conclusion:
> 1. Many legacy holders (myself included) want to formalize a
> relationship with ARIN, and even engage in financial participation;
> 2. Many legacy holders (myself included) are reluctant, to put it
> mildly, to sacrifice ultimate control of their number resources -- and
> even more so to pay for the dubious privilege;
> 3. The integrity of whois data and financial support of ARIN seem to
> be the community's best fundamental motivations for legacy holder
> agreements, even if some would advocate the more controversial
> purposes of reallocation, reclamation, or revocation;
> 4. All parties have good reasons to discourage the escalation of
> disagreements to the level of governmental intervention, especially
> for issues that we all should be able to resolve together;
> 5. If any legacy holdings are to be seized, the prevailing sentiment
> seems to prefer doing so with the unreachable and/or apathetic
> holders, and not with the cooperative and participating ones;
> 6. Finally, by many if not all accounts, reallocating, reclaiming,
> and/or revoking legacy holdings simply isn't likely to ameliorate ipv4
> exhaustion (or ramifications thereof) to any truly significant or
> meaningful degree.
> Given all of these observations taken together, it seems clear to me
> that involuntary reallocation, reclamation, and revocation of legacy
> ipv4 number resources should be explicitly disavowed in the LRSA for
> those that sign it. The value of bringing such holders into a
> cooperative relationship for consideration and participation seems to
> far outweigh the spoils of any actual or potential forcible control
> over the resources.
> Thanks again for considering my opinions for discussion. Corrections
> of my misunderstandings, illumination of error in my biases, or
> contrary observations, are welcome and encouraged as always.
> Best regards,
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