[arin-ppml] ARIN actions regarding address blocks with no valid POCs (was: Re: Deceased Companies?)

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Thu Aug 4 20:54:43 EDT 2022

On 4 Aug 2022, at 5:01 PM, Ted Mittelstaedt <tedm at ipinc.net<mailto:tedm at ipinc.net>> wrote:

On 7/26/2022 12:50 PM, John Curran wrote:
if such a case were brought to our attention and the
resources were not being used, we’d revoke.  If they were in use, we’d try to reach the party
using them first (as there may be a legal successor after all and we just didn’t identify that

I'm jumping in a bit late but this is sheer baloney. (I'd use a stronger word if I could)

I have used the block previously on this list in the past as an example of ARIN's nonsense when it comes to reclaiming old blocks and to embarrass John Curran when he claims ARIN is cleaning house.

This block is NET-199-248-255-0-1

It has 2 POCs on it that state right in the ARIN database that they are currently unvalidated.  So already it is in violation of the NRPM

Ted -

To my knowledge, the Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM, i.e. https://www.arin.net/participate/policy/nrpm/ ) does not presently provide for ARIN performing reclamation of address blocks assigned to an organization that has no valid POCs – it provides that such organizations "will be unable to access further functionalities within ARIN Online” and cannot be receiving organization for a reallocation or detailed reassignment. (NRPM 3.6.5 and NRPM 3.7 respectively)

If you’d like ARIN to take particular action on address blocks with no valid POCs, please propose policy specifying the actions for community consideration and potential adoption.   You can find more information on submission of policy proposals here - https://www.arin.net/participate/policy/pdp/appendix_b/


John Curran
President and CEO
American Registry for Internet Numbers

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