[arin-ppml] Borders sells their /16 block

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Wed Dec 7 19:14:50 EST 2011

On Dec 7, 2011, at 8:04 PM, Benson Schliesser wrote:
> On Dec 7, 2011, at 4:06 PM, John Curran wrote:
>> that address holders do have certain rights (such 
>> as exclusive right to be the registrant of the address space within the 
>> ARIN registry database as well as the exclusive right to transfer the 
>> registration of the space), but that those rights intersect other rights 
>> with respect to the same registrations.  The policies adopted in the 
>> region are the basis by which we will manage the registry and hence 
>> the intersection of these rights.
> This mostly seems reasonable. All property rights under the law have limits. But a few issues come to mind... I'll ignore the more argumentative questions for now, and just focus on a single issue that might actually influence current policy:  If the seller has the exclusive right to transfer (a given block), then how could another party (such as ARIN) legally "reclaim" the addresses? Wouldn't the seller have to "transfer" them to ARIN in this case?

If seller agreed by contract (i.e. per registration services agreement)
to reclamation under certain circumstances.  This is specifically why 
(as was noted in an earlier thread) we do have to call out those rights 
clearly in the registration services agreements.


John Curran
President and CEO

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