[arin-ppml] On USG 'granting of rights'

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Wed Jun 3 20:31:23 EDT 2015

On Jun 3, 2015, at 8:04 PM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
> ...
> Apropos nothing, I sometimes wonder if it would be worthwhile to set
> up a "legacy registry" to maintain all the old out-of-contract address
> registrations. ARIN was pretty helpful when LACNIC and AfriNIC wanted
> split off. If it was the consensus of the legacy registrants to
> operate their own registry, I'd hope ARIN would be reasonably generous
> about it.   ...

Bill - 

 It’s not inconceivable, but does have to be harmonized so that there’s still a 
 single coordinated registry system to keep the numbers unique.  The present 
 practice for new IP registries is documented in ICANN Internet Coordination
 Policy 2 (ICP-2), which provides for consideration of new Regional Internet   
 Registries per specific criteria, but it does not seem to cover the specific 
 case that you suggest.  (A copy of ICANN ICP-2 may be found online here -

 There would need to discussion and consensus on a replacement coordination
 policy in order to cover non-geographic and/or geographic overlapping registries
 (and I can imagine that there are several other possible models worthy of 
 consideration, such as central registry/registrar split models, etc.)
 You could contact the ASO AC if you have specific proposal to regarding ICP-2
 replacement - also note that ICANN occasionally hosts discussions on RIR
 system evolution (as would be expected per RFC 7020), so that is another 
 possible approach.


John Curran
President and CEO

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