[arin-ppml] Deceased Companies?

Adam Thompson athompson at merlin.mb.ca
Mon Jul 25 10:30:24 EDT 2022

I don't think there is any such process today.  I would like to see such a process exist.

While you're addressing non-legacy blocks, though, I have the same issue/question with *legacy* blocks.
I've recently identified almost a dozen Class C blocks (yes, they're that old :-D) where I'm 100% certain they are not in use, and 99.9% certain I'm the only person left on the planet who's aware of their existence... but I do not, or no longer, have any legal connection to the assignees, so I can't relinquish the addresses to ARIN.  Some of those assignees never had a legal existence in the first place (e.g. individual high schools), others no longer exist, others have moved or changed identity so establishing the succession to ARIN's satisfaction would be a nightmare.

What kind of a process does/would/could exist for reclaiming unused legacy blocks like these?  Or are they just frozen in time and (address) space forever and we're all OK with that?


Adam Thompson
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: ARIN-PPML <arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net> On Behalf Of Ronald F.
> Guilmette
> Sent: July 25, 2022 8:10 AM
> To: arin-ppml at arin.net
> Subject: [arin-ppml] Deceased Companies?
> Can some helpful soul please point me to the section of the NPRM that lays
> out the ARIN policy/policies that relate to ARIN members / resources holders
> that were, once upon a time, legally constituted corporate entities, but
> that
> have ceased being validly registered corporate entities?
> I am most particularly interested to know whether ARIN is either permitted
> or obligated to reclaim any number resources that may have been assigned to
> such entities.
> NOTE:  I am asking now *only* about NON-LEGACY memberships & resources.
> Regards,
> rfg
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