[arin-ppml] Deceased Companies?

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Mon Jul 25 15:03:01 EDT 2022

> On 25 Jul 2022, at 2:48 PM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 25, 2022 at 11:35 AM John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:
>>> On 25 Jul 2022, at 2:09 PM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jul 25, 2022 at 8:02 AM Fernando Frediani <fhfrediani at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Question here John: if the resources are legacy and they were assigned
>>>> before ARIN existence, these resources should ideally be reverted back
>>>> to IANA which in turn should apply the Post Exhaustion Global Policy
>>>> from May 6th 2021 and re-distribute these blocks to all RIRs ?
>>> John can correct me if I'm wrong but as far as I know, ARIN has NEVER
>>> reclaimed legacy resources which were neither voluntarily returned nor
>>> then operating under a specific registrant contract with ARIN (such as
>>> the LRSA).
>> You are incorrect.
> Example please of a reclaimed and reassigned (e.g. to IANA) legacy
> block which was neither brought under an ARIN contract before
> abandonment nor released by the registrant of record?

Bill – 

You are describing nearly any legacy address block which was reclaimed and reissued 
by ARIN because it was determined to be abandoned (i.e. registered to an legal entity 
which no longer exists.)  We don’t do this very often because of precisely the possibility
discussed earlier on this list about parties attempting to resuscitate dissolved and/or
bankrupt estates, but it does occur.   

I’ll pass on naming specific blocks, particularly as no one who has been issued such
resources (e.g. via the waitlist) deserves undo attention as a result. 


John Curran
President and CEO
American Registry for Internet Numbers

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