[arin-ppml] RIR distribution of legacy addresses

Benson Schliesser bensons at queuefull.net
Thu Jun 2 01:47:46 EDT 2011


Hi, John.

The message forwarded below was sent to the APNIC sig-policy mailing list this evening (or morning, as it may be in AP region).  It seems to describe APNIC behavior regarding redistribution of "historical resources", and indicates that APNIC does not redistribute ERX Legacy address resources.  Apparently, from the text of this message, the APNIC view of these address resources is that they should be returned to IANA.

Can you please help educate me on ARIN's view of this topic?  In particular, I would appreciate if you can describe how ARIN process compares with APNIC process, with regard to the redistribution of Legacy address resources.  If there are differences, then further explanation of the rationale would be appreciated as well.

Thanks,
-Benson


Begin forwarded message:

> From: Sanjaya <sanjaya at apnic.net>
> Date: June 1, 2011 11:03:27 PM CDT
> To: "sig-policy at apnic.net" <sig-policy at apnic.net>
> Subject: Re: [sig-policy] Call for policy proposals for APNIC 32
> 
> Hi Randy,
> 
> There are 3 types of historical resources as defined in section 2.2 of 
> the document:
> 
>     http://www.apnic.net/policy/historical-resource-policies#2.2
> 
> APNIC redistributes the following types of reclaimed historical 
> resources, which are listed in IANA as being delegated to APNIC:
> 
>     * Registrations transferred to APNIC as part of the AUNIC to APNIC
>       migration, and
>     * Historical APNIC resources (delegated by APNIC before the
>       establishment of a membership structure)
> 
> We do not redistribute reclaimed historical resources of the following 
> type as they are listed in IANA as LEGACY:
> 
>     * Registrations transferred as part of the Early Registration
>       Transfer (ERX) project
> 
> APNIC is holding these resources pending its return to IANA subject to 
> an agreed mechanism for doing so.
> 
> Regards,
> Sanjaya

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