[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-133: No Volunteer Services on Behalf of Unaffiliated Address Blocks

George Bonser gbonser at seven.com
Wed Feb 16 02:05:47 EST 2011

> "Specifically, this policy recognizes that absent an agreement such as
> the RSA or LRSA there is no formal relationship with legacy address
> holders.  At present, however, ARIN continues to provide services to
> these organizations.  This is done without compensation and
> in opposition to the legacy address holders' wishes.  As a result of
> this behavior ARIN has created an illusion of implied authority that
> exposes ARIN to unacceptable levels of liability, is hindering the
> development of an open address market (driving it "underground"), and
> is putting the operational stability of the Internet at risk.  As new
> services such as RPKI are contemplated this situation becomes even
> critical."

If you think about it for a moment, you will come to realize that it is
IPv4 itself that is placing the stability of the Internet at risk, not
ARINs services rendered for those legacy assignments.  The sooner
everyone no longer uses v4 for anything, the sooner this becomes a moot

The answer is not in a flurry of proposals for v4, the answer is in
forgetting about v4 as quickly as possible.

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