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