[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2014-9: Resolve Conflict Between RSA and 8.2 Utilization Requirements

Michael Peddemors michael at linuxmagic.com
Thu Mar 20 17:06:32 EDT 2014

On 14-03-20 01:48 PM, David Huberman wrote:
> John Curran can give a more accurate and nuanced history, but as best I can recall, ARIN
> tried to bring more legacy registration holders into the registry system by offering a
> Legacy Registration Services Agreement.  One of the takeaways from that initial effort
> was that legacy registration holders were unwilling to sign any agreement which technically
> allowed ARIN to de-register address space that they had without their consent.
> One of the concessions made over time was language in the RSA documents which
> removed that concern; it prohibits ARIN from forcibly taking away space when the
> signer is in compliance with the other terms and conditions of the contract.
> This new language, however, directly conflicts with the plain language of the NRPM 8.2
> paragraph that this policy proposal seeks to remove.
>>From a business standpoint -- from the standpoint of actually running the registry of
> ARIN -- the paragraph I propose to be removed is NON-OPERATIONAL.  It cannot
> be enforced under the terms of the RSA.
> The community, therefore, I believe is compelled to address the conflict.

Thanks, summary is helpful.

But what about the ones that aren't under a RSA?

But this again stems to the most basic concern..

Is ARIN around only for assigning, or it it around to maintain 
assignments.  If the role of ARIN is to do enforcement, and reclaim 
unused or abused space, then any agreement that prevents that role 
should no be allowed.  So does the RSA prevent ARIN from enforcement?

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