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

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Thu Jan 27 14:11:33 EST 2011

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ARIN-prop-131: Section 5.0 Legacy Addresses

Proposal Originator: Martin Hannigan

Proposal Version: 1.0

Date: 27 Jan 2011

Proposal type: New

Policy term: Permanent

Policy statement:

Section 5.0 Legacy Addresses

5.1 Returned Legacy Addresses

Legacy addresses returned to ARIN will be placed in a hold period not
to exceed thirty days.

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 to
ARIN members.


Adopting this proposal will result in the clarification of the status
of returned legacy addresses. There either is a global policy, a globally
coordinated policy, or there isn't. If there isn't, the addresses will
not sit idle if there is need.

The ARIN AC should review and determine what action if any should be
taken at their next available opportunity, or sooner if they deem warranted.

Timetable for implementation: Immediately

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