[arin-ppml] IPv4 Transfer Policy Change to Keep Whois Accurate
jcurran at arin.net
Mon May 23 14:18:29 EDT 2011
On May 21, 2011, at 10:01 AM, Mike Burns wrote:
> I am basing my interpretation of the law on the words of the head of ARIN
In 2006, ARIN CEO's Ray Plzak said the following in his statement on the
'Like other “legacy” address holder’s issued resources before ARIN began,
ARIN has never had an agreement with UUNET that would give it authority
over those specific resources.'
I am certain that Ray believed those words to be true and accurate at the time
he stated them. I will point out that he was referring specifically to lack of an
agreement with that particular legacy holder that would provide the ability to
unilaterally implement the court's order, and also note that he goes on to state
furthermore that sub-allocations had been made out of those blocks to other
parties uncertain to ARIN.
Based on his statements, you've determined that "ARIN head Plzak declared
that ARIN does not control legacy addresses." That's your prerogative, but
it looks to me to be a rather creative generalization of his points.
Unlike Ray, I was at ARIN's inception. I am also the President and CEO of ARIN
today, and I have stated for the record that ARIN does not control what IP addresses
people choose to use in their routers, but we definitely and with full authority control
the entries in the ARIN Whois DB and that those entries shall be maintained in
accordance with law and the policies developed by the community.
Feel free to keep this more current statement in mind when developing policies
for this region as it will help reduce your confusion greatly.
President and CEO
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