ARIN IP6 policy for those with legacy IP4 Space

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Thu Apr 8 05:17:05 CDT 2010


On Apr 8, 2010, at 1:14 AM, Antonio Querubin wrote:

> On Wed, 7 Apr 2010, Mark Keymer wrote:
> 
>> I guess I am confused. Don't you have to pay for IP4 space? I know I am still fairly new to things. So maybe I just don't get it.
> 
> Legacy IPv4 holders have no obligation to ARIN until they sign an RSA.

The obligation of legacy holders to ARIN (if any exists) and the obligation of ARIN to
legacy holders (again, if any exists) is definitely an open question.

One which, so far, ARIN has tried to be very gentle about, providing services to
legacy holders without asking much (anything) in return.

The Legacy RSA is a particularly generous version of the RSA which is
intended to preserve most of the perceived benefits legacy holders currently
receive while bringing their resources clearly under ARIN stewardship
and imposing a few of the obligations which exist for all other resource
holding members of the community.

Owen





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