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

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Fri Jan 28 01:05:48 EST 2011

On Jan 27, 2011, at 12:06 PM, William Herrin wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 2:11 PM, ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:
>> ARIN-prop-131: Section 5.0 Legacy Addresses
>> 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.
First, I don't support the proposal. However...

> Two obvious problems:
> 1. ARIN members aren't the only registrants.

That will likely get addressed by the AC cleaning up the language
before the proposal goes to the next stage.

> 2. This probably conflicts with ARIN's existing process for hold times
> before reuse.
I believe the intent is to modify ARIN's practices in this regard.
That's a perfectly valid thing for a policy proposal to do.

I do question the reasoning behind modifying it only for legacy addresses
rather than all reclaimed addresses.


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