[arin-ppml] Update on 2009-3: Global Policy for the Allocation of IPv4 Blocks to RIRs
plzakr at gmail.com
Mon Jul 27 15:02:10 EDT 2009
These words "Each RIR shall recover IPv4 address space which is under their
administration." in effect create a policy that requires each RIR to
recover IPv4 address space. Is this what is wanted?
From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On
Behalf Of Chris Grundemann
Sent: Friday, July 24, 2009 17:53
To: William Herrin
Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Update on 2009-3: Global Policy for the Allocation
of IPv4 Blocks to RIRs
On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 15:32, William Herrin<bill at herrin.us> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 4:55 PM, Chris Grundemann<cgrundemann at gmail.com>
>> Each RIR through their respective chosen policies and strategies shall
>> recover IPv4 address space which is under their administration and
>> designate such space for return to the IANA.
> Hi Chris,
> Here's another stab at wordsmithing:
> Each RIR shall recover IPv4 address space which is under their
> administration. Where authorized by their respective chosen policies
> and strategies, each RIR shall designate such space for return to the
I like this best so far.
> The prior version too weakly makes the point that this policy only
> describes -how- space will be returned to IANA. Some other local
> policy is required to authorize any space's return in the first place.
> One could reasonably interpret the prior language to mean that all
> recovered space will be returned. Why talk about returning space at
> all if you don't intend for space to be returned? You might not read
> it that way, but such a reading is not unreasonable. Which means that
> some folks will read it that way. Which means that either ARIN will
> end up following that interpretation or the folks who read it that way
> will be very upset with us for failing to.
I can see that, and must agree - my vote is for revising the policy,
again, with your verbiage above -- I could probably even support it at
> Bill Herrin
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