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And so it ends...

On Feb 3, 2011, at 4:29 PM, John Curran wrote:

> On Feb 3, 2011, at 3:42 PM, David Conrad wrote:
>> Second, neither ICANN nor the USG has (to my knowledge) declared the RIRs to be "successor registries" (whatever they are).  
> David - ARIN succeeded Network Solutions in 1997 in the performance of IP number assignment, Autonomous System number assignment, and IN-ADDR.ARPA tasks.

I succeeded my father.  That fact does not automatically grant me any authority of his - it has to be legally provided for (e.g. inherited per the law) if I'm to claim it legitimately.

Does ARIN have a privileged legal status as a result of their formation by NetSol, by contract with IANA or the US Govt, or otherwise?