[arin-ppml] ARIN-2011-6: Returned IPv4 Addresses - Last Call

Martin Hannigan hannigan at gmail.com
Tue Apr 19 15:11:28 EDT 2011

On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 2:57 PM, Chris Grundemann <cgrundemann at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 11:50, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
>> This fundamentally changes the character of the proposal. The point of
>> the original proposal was to tell ARIN what to do with returned
>> addresses -until further notice-, not to tell them what to do pending
>> activity at IANA.
>> We don't want addresses returned to IANA. Period. Unconditionally.
>> Someday we'll change our minds, but not today. Please stop sneaking
>> exceptions back in and pretending it's the same policy proposal.
> I understand that you do not want addresses returned to IANA. Period.
> But the majority of the community appears to disagree with you. The

Can you characterize that? I think that this opinion is more related
to technicality than intent.

> community does seem to agree, however, that IPv4 addresses should not
> be stranded at the IANA.

I too believe that the majority of the community does not want
addresses stranded at the IANA. Period. They also don't want to buy
back addresses that were once in our possession. OTOH, if we don't
return addresses to the IANA, that's not an issue for the ARIN region.



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