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And so it ends...



On Feb 3, 2011, at 12:51 PM, Jeffrey Lyon wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 3:48 PM, Ernie Rubi <ernesto at cs.fiu.edu> wrote:
>> Um, I think that's what ARIN means when they say changing the registrant on a block from Entity A to Entity B means.  That's effectively 'reclaiming'.
>> 
>> As I understand it, I think they also contend that the 'community' could say to ARIN 'take back X legacy block' and that ARIN would have no choice but to do it if the 'community' wished it so (via policy process, etc).
>> 
>> On Feb 3, 2011, at 3:28 PM, Jeffrey Lyon wrote:
>> 
>>> I think what John Curran is trying to say is that ARIN does not have
>>> the authority to reclaim any space
>> 
>> 
>> 
> 
> 
> Perhaps i'm missing the point, but my interpretation is that legacy
> holders are sovereign and have the same standing in the community as
> the RIR's. The only way to get that space back is to ask nicely or for
> operators to stop routing legacy space. I very seriously doubt that it
> is within ARIN's mission to form policy that directly impacts
> non-members.

Most ARIN policies directly impact non-members. The vast majority of
ARIN resource holders are non-members.

Owen