[arin-ppml] Deceased Companies?

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Mon Jul 25 17:28:31 EDT 2022

On 25 Jul 2022, at 4:58 PM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us<mailto:bill at herrin.us>> wrote:
That gets murky but the bottom line is there's no clear
grant of authority for ARIN to make unilateral changes to legacy
database while there is a clear assignment of responsibility to
indefinitely operate that database as a condition of taking over the
InterNIC function from the U.S. government.

Bill -

ARIN making unilateral changes on an ad-hoc basis?  I certainly would hope not.

However, if you are referring changes made accordingly to the policies established
by the community, that’s an entirely different matter – and actually fundamental as
to why the transition to ARIN –

"Creation of ARIN will give the users of IP numbers (mostly Internet service providers, corporations and other large institutions) a voice in the policies by which they are managed and allocated within the North American region.”

Internet Moves Toward Privatization, National Science Foundation, June 1997 <https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=102819>

If you’re a legacy resource holder, it’s best to recognize that ARIN’s formation was precisely so
that you could gain the ability to participate & gain a voice in policy development for management
of the registry (as opposed to having it set by some US government contractor or bureaucrat.)
i.e. it’s a lot less murky than you suggest.


John Curran
President and CEO
American Registry for Internet Numbers

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