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

Martin Hannigan hannigan at gmail.com
Mon Jan 31 18:23:17 EST 2011

On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 2:54 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.

In the interest of over simplicity, I think that version 2.0 might be
more clear stating:

"Legacy IPv4 addresses returned to or recovered by ARIN will be made
available for registration within thirty days of their receipt."

I agree with you with respect to more words, but in this case, I think
that less is more.



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