[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-131: Section 5.0 Legacy Addresses

Heather Schiller heather.skanks at gmail.com
Wed Feb 9 12:24:30 EST 2011

how about:

".... legacy resources returned to ARIN will be made available for
distribution in the ARIN region."


On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 3:10 PM, cja at daydream.com <packetgrrl at gmail.com> wrote:
> Let's be clear this is not "ARIN speak".  This is RIR speak.    If you have
> a better alternative to distinguish between addresses that are given out to
> be further assigned to customers as opposed to blocks given that are
> intended not to be further delegated then feel free to make a suggestion.
> Most of us would love a workable alternative.
> Thanks!
> ----Cathy
> On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 12:54 PM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 12:02 PM, cja at daydream.com <packetgrrl at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 9:58 AM, Martin Hannigan <hannigan at gmail.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >> Do you think that this will suffice?
>> >>
>> >> "Upon expiration of the hold period and in the absence of a Global
>> >> Policy or Globally Coordinated Policy directing otherwise, legacy
>> >> resources returned to ARIN will be made available for allocation."
>> >
>> > I think it should say "made available for allocation or assignment"
>> Right. Allocation and assignment are loaded words in ARIN-speak. If
>> you specify the one but not the other in policy, you restrict the
>> usage of those addresses. You could also say something like "made
>> available for registration," without using either of the two loaded
>> words.
>> Regards,
>> Bill Herrin
>> p.s. Yes, I'm sad to report there is in fact an ARIN-speak -- words
>> and phrases with special meanings overloaded on the plain English,
>> meanings that tend to obstruct outsiders' understanding both in the
>> debate and the policy documents. This is unfortunate since it harms
>> ARIN's accessibility to the public, but that's a crusade for another
>> day.
>> --
>> William D. Herrin ................ herrin at dirtside.com  bill at herrin.us
>> 3005 Crane Dr. ...................... Web: <http://bill.herrin.us/>
>> Falls Church, VA 22042-3004
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