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

Bill Darte BillD at cait.wustl.edu
Fri Oct 29 13:03:49 EDT 2010

> In a message written on Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 12:40:10PM 
> -0400, ARIN wrote:
> > The AC made the following revisions to the text:
> >   - The second sentence in section 2 was changed into two sentences.
> > "Eligible address space includes addresses that are not 
> designated as 
> > "special use" by an IETF RFC. Address space may only be returned by 
> > the issuing RIR."
> I am unsure if I am being pedantic here, or if there is an 
> intent to exclude legacy space.
> Legacy space was not issued by any of the current RIR's.  
> ARIN may be able to claim it is the decendant of the issuer 
> (warning, can of worms), but for instance other RIR's had 
> legacy space transferred to them years ago.
> It is entirely possible to read that sentence as excluding 
> legacy space as a result, which I hope was not the intention.
> s/issuing/responsible/ would clear up any confusion, although 
> I'm uncleaer why the sentence is needed at all.  Do we really 
> need to state that IANA shouldn't accept back an APNIC block 
> if RIPE is the one trying to return it?

I don't believe the focus is legacy space, but rather space allocated
within the region.
Those addresses would have to returned to the RIR rather than directly
to IANA.  At least that is how I now understand its intent.


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