[arin-ppml] ASN transfers...

David Williamson dlw+arin at tellme.com
Tue Sep 20 10:55:25 EDT 2011

On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 04:35:20PM +0200, Martin Hannigan wrote:
> There are legacy ASN's. There is policy to transfer legacy resources
> "assets". The language in 8.x doesn't discern between IP addresses or
> ASN''s.
> Why not?

That's obvious, is it not?  :-)  Clearly an oversight, given the
fixation on legacy addresses.  Perhaps 8.x needs a glossary/preamble
with some definitions.  The intent of that section is clear, even if
the language is a bit vague in defining "legacy resources".  I just
don't see why someone would want to transfer an ASN outside of normal
business transactions.  Perhaps due to some misplaced sense of
importance around a lower number?  In any case, this feels like a minor
issue.  A brief editorial proposal could resolve it, and would seem
likely to get a lot of support.


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