[arin-ppml] Petition for Discussion of ARIN-prop-134

Benson Schliesser bensons at queuefull.net
Wed Apr 13 15:10:00 EDT 2011

Hi, Matt.

On Apr 13, 2011, at 12:41 PM, Matthew Petach wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 8:28 AM, Benson Schliesser
> <bensons at queuefull.net> wrote:
>> As the author of ARIN-prop-134, abandoned by the Advisory Council during their 17-Mar-2011 meeting, I hereby initiate a Discussion Petition of this proposal per the Policy Development Process.
> Sections 13.x.2 and 13.x.3 seem to indicate that even
> if subsequent documentation is forthcoming, the original
> allocation records will take precedence.  That would seem
> to say that *even in the face of a legitimate acquisition,
> merger, or RIR-approved transfer* the original allocation
> document would take precedence, rendering the subsequent
> transaction void.

I agree that this language needs to be improved.  The intent of the text is to allow updates, but show deference to historical registries if there are records conflicts for an earlier time period.  To put it another way, an "Original Allocation Record" has more weight than "Records Maintained on Behalf of the IANA" in the event that each record shows a different holder for the same period of time.  On the other hand, the "Original Allocation Record" may be relevant for an older time period but the chain of custody can be updated by subsequent records.

> I don't think you're going to find much community support
> for a policy that says even in the face of legitimately documented
> changes of ownership, the control of the block would still
> be determined by the original allocation record.  :/  Can you
> perhaps re-write or clarify those sections to better indicate
> what you might actually be intending?

During the petition process, it seems to me that the text needs to be frozen. (Otherwise, I might instead submit a new policy proposal.)  But once the petition is complete, assuming it is successful, I plan to revise the text so that it more clearly reflects the intent described above.  Any specific suggestions on language and text are welcome.


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