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

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Tue Apr 19 21:44:56 EDT 2011

> That's where this gets messy. There is a pending ARIN-ratified global
> policy for IANA to allocate addresses. The feel is that the other
> regions won't ratify it, but they still could at pretty much any time.
> Also, the way the text is written, it could serve as the "exception
> that proves the rule." In other words, stating "no returns until X"
> implicitly means "returns as normal after X" for some external
> definition of normal. I'm personally uncomfortable with a policy that
> says "returns after X" without laying out exactly what we're willing
> to see returned after X.
The ASO AC has abandoned work on that proposal, so, I'm not
sure whether the sudden ratification by the other registries would
have that effect or not. I believe once the policy is abandoned
by the ASO AC, it would require a 5-registry approval to revive it.


> -Bill
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