[arin-ppml] A compromise on legacy space?
cliffb at cjbsys.bdb.com
Wed Sep 10 20:22:31 EDT 2008
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net
> > [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On Behalf Of William Herrin
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 3:21 PM
> > To: arin-ppml at arin.net
> > Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] A compromise on legacy space?
> > On Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 2:22 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
> > > ARIN does not give, lease, transfer, or otherwise grant numbers to
> > > people. Integers are integers and regardless of what ARIN
> > does, every
> > > member of society remains perfectly within their rights to use any
> > > integer they choose for any lawful purpose they wish.
> > >
> > > We have (perhaps mistakenly) referred to these registrations as
> > > assignments and/or allocations, but, we aren't really assigning or
> > > allocating integers.
> > Uh huh. And McDonalds doesn't feed people; it just sells them
> > squishy objects in bags.
> Your definition of "food" is rather elastic. ;-)
> There is much precedence for this in law. If you go to your
> state DMV and request a "custom" license plate with, for example,
> the words "IP ADDR" on it, you may get the plate but you will
> not "own" the plate - if the state decides at some later date that
> your plate is objectionable when viewed in a mirror (or some other
> such nonsense) it can revoke your use of the alphanumeric
> characters used on the plate.
Um Yeah and it's all spelled out in your application for the plate.
not the case for the legacy address holders.
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