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

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Mon Jan 31 18:30:40 EST 2011

In the spirit of less is more, may I suggest that you remove the word Legacy
from both the title and the sentence.


On Jan 31, 2011, at 3:23 PM, Martin Hannigan wrote:

> 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.
> Best,
> -M<
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