ARIN IP6 policy for those with legacy IP4 Space

Adrian Chadd adrian at
Thu Apr 8 08:00:52 CDT 2010

On Thu, Apr 08, 2010, Joe Greco wrote:

> Because a legacy holder doesn't care about ARIN; a legacy holder has
> usable space that cannot be reclaimed by ARIN and who is not paying
> anything to ARIN.  The point here is that this situation does not
> encourage adoption of IPv6, where suddenly there'd be an annual fee
> and a contract for the space.  "ARIN" is incidental, simply the RIR
> responsible in this case.

Out of curiousity, I wonder whether the adoption of the internet
in the 90s would have occured if IPv4 addresses were allocated, managed
and controlled like they are today.


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