[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal 120: Protecting Number Resources

Eliot Lear lear at cisco.com
Tue Nov 9 09:55:43 EST 2010

I would very much like to understand the meaning of the term "abandoned"
in this context.  Does it mean, for instance, that the address space is
not routed or that there is no NPRM signed to cover that space?



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> Policy Proposal 120: Protecting Number Resources
> Proposal Originator: Leo Bicknell
> Proposal Version: 1.0
> Date: 5 November 2010
> Proposal type: new
> Policy term: permanent
> Policy statement:
> ARIN shall use any reasonable and practical methods to proactively
> look for fraudulently obtained or abandoned number resources and
> seek the return of those resources to ARIN.
> A report of activities under this policy shall be delivered at each
> ARIN meeting.
> Rationale:
> ARIN has generally only reactively looked for fraudulently obtained
> or abandoned number resources, generally via reports to
> https://www.arin.net/resources/fraud/.
> While it is great for ARIN to take these community reports, ARIN
> can be in a far better position to know which resources were
> fraudulently obtained or abandoned due to the additional paperwork
> that ARIN holds which is not available to the public, and the record
> of interactions (or lack thereof) with the resource holder.
> ] From: John Curran <jcurran at arin.net>
> ] To: Leo Bicknell <bicknell at ufp.org>
> ] CC: "arin-ppml at arin.net" <arin-ppml at arin.net>
> ] Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Audits
> ]
> ] On Nov 5, 2010, at 2:19 PM, Leo Bicknell wrote:
> ] >  What would the community have to get the ARIN staff to go
> proactively
> ] >  looking for fraud, abuse, defunct companies and other non-compliant
> ] >  uses of the address space?
> ]
> ] As usual: have the community develop an appropriate policy and
> ensure that
> ] there is an adequate level of support for the increased ARIN costs
> (which
> ] will appear back as overall service fees) once we get to
> implementation.
> ]
> ] /John
> I expect the board/executive management will interpret reasonable
> and practical to be some amount of staff time that is not zero, but
> will also not "break the bank".
> I also expect that ARIN will report on the number resources (in the
> aggregate) that were returned due to this proactive activity, as
> well as the cost to the members of this activity (again, in the
> aggregate) so as to obtain feedback if more, or less resources
> should be used in this area.
> Timetable for implementation: immediate
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