[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2012-3: ASN Transfers
matthew at matthew.at
Fri Mar 23 20:26:01 EDT 2012
On 3/16/2012 2:23 PM, Tom Vest wrote:
> The knowledge that route (a) was originated by AS (x) is only
> meaningful insofar as one has some set of high-confidence
> beliefs/expectations about AS (x). However, if AS (x) can change hands
> at will, henceforth no such confidence will be possible for the
> overwhelming majority if not all ASes.
I would point out that this fact is *already* true, as ASNs are
transferred through merger and acquisition all the time, and have been
for over a decade.
I don't see anyone proposing a policy where an entity is required to
return (and have permanently marked as unavailable) their ASN when
ownership changes... I see, for instance, that AS 1 and AS 701 are still
out there, despite the above happening several times, and yet nothing
terrible has happened as a result.
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