[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2010-10 (Global Proposal):GlobalPolicy for IPv4 Allocations by the IANA Post Exhaustion- Last Call (textrevised)

Leo Bicknell bicknell at ufp.org
Wed Nov 3 10:02:52 EDT 2010

In a message written on Wed, Nov 03, 2010 at 01:08:01AM -0400, John Curran wrote:
>   As noted earlier, there is significant interest in reclaiming resources from organizations which are defunct.  Presently, there is a lack of policy in this area, so ARIN has no direction to "pressure those who may be squatting on unused space simply because they signed up for it in 1990".  We do occasionally see attempts to hijack such space, and can revoke subsequent to a fraud report, and may soon have some recovery of blocks when they have no valid POCs, but at present the most likely path that completely unused space with active contact is going to come back into the system is via the specified transfer policy.  I know that may not be your own preference, but it at least results in overall improved IPv4 resource utilization.

If, as the original poster suggested, the original recipent
organization is defunct, how will the block make it through the
specified transfer policy?

Isn't the first step verifying that the resource holder can transfer
the block?  If it is issued to XYZ corp that is no more who can
authorize that transaction?  There are no more corproate officers.

Out of your method the more direct and faster path seems to be for the
ISP to file a fraud report on itself.  They are announcing their old
customers block and have "hijacked" it as a result.

       Leo Bicknell - bicknell at ufp.org - CCIE 3440
        PGP keys at http://www.ufp.org/~bicknell/
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