[arin-ppml] Update on 2009-3: Global Policy for the Allocationof IPv4 Blocks to RIRs

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at ipinc.net
Wed Aug 19 18:31:19 EDT 2009

William Herrin wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 6:08 PM, Stephen Sprunk<stephen at sprunk.org> wrote:
>> Frankly, though, I don't see much point in this policy.
> Stephen,
> My read on this (which could well be wrong; I'm not in the thick of
> it) is that the point of this policy proposal is basically political.
> The other four RIRs (who have already passed it) want us to
> demonstrate a complete unwillingness to play ball with them following
> free pool exhaustion so that they can come back and justify demanding
> that the legacy registration pools (established before ARIN's
> existance) be moved to a region-neutral 6th registrar since ARIN won't
> play nice. There won't be any sixth registrar of course, but in the
> process of arguing the case ARIN will be forced to concede control of
> recovered addresses from the legacy areas that are only administered
> by ARIN versus allocated to ARIN by IANA.

And this would be a problem...why, exactly?

> We really ought to move 2009-3 forward. Participating in the
> establishment of a formal mechanism for redistributing addresses
> between regions is the act of good faith that we need to derail the
> politics here. After making it quite clear that just as with the UN,
> we have no intention of giving up control over which of our resources
> get sent to the rest of the world.

They ain't -our- resources.  They are IANA's, who just gave them to
ARIN to administer.

How can ARIN go to an address hog and claim with a straight face that
the hog must give up their unused addresses, or clean up their act,
and quit hoarding them - and then turn around and do exactly the same


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