[arin-ppml] A compromise on legacy space?
tme at multicasttech.com
Wed Sep 10 17:25:51 EDT 2008
On Sep 10, 2008, at 11:07 AM, Stephen Sprunk wrote:
> Marshall Eubanks wrote:
>> On Sep 10, 2008, at 10:46 AM, Stephen Sprunk wrote:
>>> Leo Bicknell wrote:
>>>> I do not believe ARIN can dump the entry from their internal
>>>> database or assign the same numbers to someone else.
>>> I do not see any law or contract that would prevent ARIN from
>>> assigning or allocating those numbers to someone else.
>>> Numbers are not property. ARIN is selling the service of
>>> providing uniqueness of registration, not numbers. If the numbers
>>> are no longer registered to party X, they can be freely assigned
>>> or allocated to party Y.
>> But how, in that case, do they guarantee uniqueness ?
> The guarantee of uniqueness is only among registered numbers, i.e.
> no two organizations can register the same number. ARIN, like any
> other RIR, has no ability to prevent organizations from using
> numbers that aren't registered to them.
> We've seen countless times where orgs pick random numbers in
> "unassigned" space, rather than getting them from their RIR, and
> there is a collision years later when it gets legitimately assigned
> to someone else by an RIR. Should those numbers be marked as "bad"
> and never given to someone else, so that the squatter is free to use
> them forever? Think about the consequences of that.
Yes, they would be unique. That seems like a good thing to me.
More information about the ARIN-PPML