[arin-ppml] FYI -- RIPE-605 Services to Legacy InternetResource Holders

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Wed Feb 12 12:11:13 EST 2014

On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 7:29 PM, David Conrad <drc at virtualized.org> wrote:
>> Can you provide any evidence to support your claim that they "have, do, and
>> will occur outside of justified need"?
> Of course not.
> Hint: according to current policy, such use of address space would be
> grounds for ARIN to "revoke" that address space.

Hi David,

That's not strictly true. Under current policy and practice, you must
have used the addresses in the manner you documented to justify
receiving them. Once you have done so, and can document that you did,
the addresses can no longer be revoked. You can redeploy them to other
uses and they still can't be revoked.

You can even set yourself up as a no-rules registry assigning those
addresses to others with complete disregard for ARIN policy and some
relatively minor technical caveats. There was no fraud in the original
justification and no requirement that they be re-justified. The
addresses still can't be revoked.

Once out of compliance, that particular legal entity can no longer
receive new allocations from ARIN. But that never was much of an

Bill Herrin

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