[ARIN-Suggestions] Response to ACSP Suggestion 2022.18

ARIN info at arin.net
Fri Sep 16 14:02:26 EDT 2022

A response from ARIN has been posted for the 2022.18 suggestion. Find the original suggestion and our response below:


ACSP Suggestion 2022.18: Remove Section 7 from LRSA


It is estimated that around 35% of all IPv4 addresses make up the legacy IP space; private legacy address holders wish to exercise ownership and control of IP addresses assigned decades ago.

Section 7 “No property rights” of a current Registration Services Agreement (RSA: Version 12.0 / LRSA: Version 4.0 (16 Aug 2016) discourage legacy holders to enter the LRSA.

Removal of Section 7 from LRSA: Version 4.0 would strengthen legacy holders’ property rights in order to keep them from abandoning contractual governance regime of ARIN.

This would be a distinct change from a current RSA/LRSA version, which forces the holders of legacy resources who wish to register them with ARIN to waive their legacy status.

Value to Community: Value to the community is the accuracy of ARIN records, which is paramount with increasing digital privacy and security concerns. No records of legacy holders makes cybercrime investigations much more difficult and runs contrary to the stated mission of RIR to create robust registry for Internet resources.

Timeframe: Not specified


Response from ARIN:

Thank you for your suggestion, numbered 2022.18 upon confirmed receipt, asking that ARIN consider removing Section 7 from the Registration Services Agreement (RSA/LRSA) as the “No Property Rights” language discourages legacy IPv4 address holders from signing the agreement. Following review by ARIN’s General Counsel and discussion with the Board of Trustees, ARIN updated and announced a new RSA/LRSA on 12 September 2022.

The updated RSA removes significant representations from Section 7 and renames the section (previously titled “No Property Rights”) to “Acknowledged Rights To Included Number Resources.” We are hopeful with the release of this updated RSA that organizations will more easily be able to utilize ARIN’s full suite of services.

Because this work is completed, we are closing this suggestion. Thank you for participating in the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process.


American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

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