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

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Wed Nov 3 20:57:02 EDT 2010

On Nov 3, 2010, at 12:58 PM, "bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com" <bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 03, 2010 at 12:20:08PM -0400, John Curran wrote:
>>> 3) If the community adopted a policy which stated that unused
>>> resources assigned/allocated to defunct organizations should be
>>> reclaimed by ARIN, could ARIN reclaim such space? Would you actively
>>> work to?
>> As long as we can understand the policy as defined, we will actively follow
>> any policy adopted.
> 	i suspect you might temper that observation with the caveat that 
> 	ARIN will honour any existant contractual obligations; e.g. if
> 	the members of the community adopt a policy that would render 
> 	an existing contractual obligation null/void, ARIN might have to 
> 	push back on said policy.  no?

Yes, ARIN honors its contractual obligations, and wouldn't push back on the policy but would implement as best it can while respecting its obligations and applicable law.

In this case where the context is a hypothetical policy regarding resources that were held by now defunct organizations, the point is probably moot, as ARIN unlikely to have any relevant contractual obligations (particularly to organizations which no longer exist.)


John Curran
President & CEO

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