[arin-ppml] IPv4 Transfer Policy Change to Keep Whois Accurate

Martin Millnert millnert at gmail.com
Wed May 11 22:41:25 EDT 2011


On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 10:23 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
>>> then, either:
>> 1) policies (eventually) change to adjust more towards reality (if a
>> party can get working internet w/o involving the RIR, by an ISPs free
>> will choice to accept the addresses as legitimate theirs, they have no
>> real reason to involve the RIR )
>> 2) the RIR's whois loses accuracy,
>> 3) the RIR corrupts its practices of the community policies to avoid
>> 2, lacking 1.
> You left out:
> 4) The RIR eventually identifies these outliers and reclaims the numbers
> to be reissued to members of the community willing to comply with policy.

Well, you'd potentially destroy uniqueness if the other party and its
ISPs disagrees and continues to use the addresses.

> 5) The community directs the RIRs to take some more aggressive action
> with respect to these outliers.

It's just bits, numbers, and you said yourself you are free to
configure whatever bits you want wherever you want.

See above.


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