[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-140 Business Failure Clarification

Matthew Kaufman matthew at matthew.at
Mon May 2 20:16:14 EDT 2011


On May 2, 2011, at 4:47 PM, Owen DeLong wrote:

> 
> On May 2, 2011, at 3:40 PM, Matthew Kaufman wrote:
> 
>> 
>> On May 2, 2011, at 3:34 PM, Owen DeLong wrote:
>>> 
>>> I was the POC for an organization which failed. When I was informed that
>>> my job was being terminated and the company liquidated, the network
>>> being shut down, etc. I notified ARIN and the addresses and AS Numbers
>>> were reclaimed.
>> 
>> If you notified ARIN after your date/time of termination, you were probably acting outside of your authority.
>> 
> I notified ARIN that the business was being liquidated and that the network
> had been shut down. I did not tell ARIN to reclaim the addresses (though I
> expressed a belief that policy might support reclamation).
> 
> As such, I was not acting in or out of authority. I was conveying information.
> The information was a matter of public record and so not subject to NDA.
> 
>> And these days, if you notified ARIN before talking to your management about the possibility of transferring the addresses in order to pay creditors during the liquidation you wouldn't be upholding your fiduciary responsibility to your employer.
>> 
> If I did so while I had a fiduciary responsibility, perhaps. However, once
> terminated, I had no such fiduciary responsibility.

Once terminated you didn't have the authority to report it to ARIN *as the POC* either... you're just another random citizen.

Hopefully you made it clear to ARIN that you were no longer an authorized POC when you made the assertion that the business was being liquidated and the network shut down.

> 
> we can agree to disagree.

Or not.

Matthew Kaufman

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