[arin-ppml] Deceased Companies?

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Mon Jul 25 18:57:14 EDT 2022

> On 25 Jul 2022, at 5:42 PM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 25, 2022 at 2:28 PM John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:
>> "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.
> Hi John,
> Respectfully, you're dissembling here, offering a claim that's a half
> truth at best. To secure the community's cooperation at the time, ARIN
> repeatedly promised that it would not apply any new policies to the
> legacy registrations absent the legacy registrants' consent. We can
> both find the aspirational documents surrounding ARIN's creation but
> the legal documents at no point transfer to ARIN the authority to
> alter the preceding grants.

Bill - 

Actually, the “policies by which they are managed” means precisely that - the registrations
shall be managed accordingly policies developed by the community.   To the extent that you 
have any information or historical documents that somehow imply that changed policies
“would not apply”, could you please post such asap?  That would represent a fairly large
difference in perspective, and would imply that policies could never be changed for any 
existing registrations (certainly not the situation anywhere else in the Internet number
registry system)


John Curran
President and CEO
American Registry for Internet Numbers

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