[arin-ppml] Microsoft receives court approval for transfer as agreed with ARIN

Paul Vixie vixie at isc.org
Thu Apr 28 12:57:13 EDT 2011

> From: William Herrin <bill at herrin.us>
> Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2011 12:16:26 -0400
> On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 11:07 AM, Paul Vixie <vixie at isc.org> wrote:
> > 1. continue using a community driven transparent consensus based bottom up
> > policy development process in which case those legacy holders who do not
> > like the resulting policies will try to work around them;
> > ...
> > 3. $YOUR_IDEA.
> 3. #1 where $COMMUNITY=all current _legacy_ address registrants who
> choose to express an opinion.
> Not expressing support for the idea. Just saying that today's wide
> address policy community telling the pre-1997 registrants (pre-ARIN
> registrants) what they can and can't do with their addresses is a
> little like the white man showing up at Plymouth and steadily
> appropriating control of the land per the tenets of English common
> law.

that analogy fails.  those registrants weren't settlers and the policy
of the USG at that time wasn't at all similar to '40 acres and a mule'.

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