[arin-ppml] Deceased Companies

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at ipinc.net
Mon Aug 8 19:11:08 EDT 2022

On 8/8/2022 9:10 AM, Aaron Dudek wrote:
> What I do with my large address block as a corporation is not really any 
> of your concern.

This is false.

> If I am not announcing them now but plan to some date in the futre.  It 
> doesn't matter.

Yes, it does.

> If there was a remote possibility that the corporation may connect to 
> the Internet, then it could justify requesting unique 
> addresses/Non-RFC1918.
> As long as they fulfilled the requirements when they requested them 
> either from ARIN or Network Solutions
> then there is nothing ARIN can do in regards to the legacy space.

It would be impossible for a corporation that adopted the attitude that 
"it's none of your business what I do with my large legacy block" to 
legally fulfill the requirements to request additional space to connect 
to the Internet.

If a corporation has legacy address space and is not connected to the 
Internet, then when it DOES connect, it MUST use that legacy space
to make that connection.  Unless, it can successfuly justify to ARIN,
and by extension us, that it has reached the utilization threshold of
that block.

LargeCo that has an /8 cannot go to an ISP like, for example, Comcast
and request so much as a /29 from Comcast's own pool to stick on the
outside of a network address translator UNLESS they justify utilization 
of that /8

So no, you are NOT correct.  It IS ARIN's business what you are doing 
with your large legacy block.

Sorry, you cannot be an arrogant ?@?#?$% on this issue today.


PS  In practice large co's typically don't act like that on this
issue and will provide information on "what they do with their large
allocation" if asked.  Sorry to ruin your straw man argument, lol.

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