ARIN IP6 policy for those with legacy IP4 Space

John Curran jcurran at
Mon Apr 12 10:23:16 CDT 2010

On Apr 12, 2010, at 8:51 AM, Joe Greco wrote:
> Further, given the purported role that InterNIC played, "exchange of
> value" as a prerequisite is a rather questionable position to rely on;
> InterNIC had motivations other than a purely financial one to organize
> IP allocations.  The number assignment function is critical to allowing
> the Internet to work smoothly.

Joe - 
On this matter we do agree, since allocations prior to ARIN's formation were 
generally made pursuant to a US Government contract or cooperative agreement.  
While I don't consider addresses to be property, if you take the opposite view 
then there's very likely a significant body of procurement law which already 
applies to property furnished in this manner and would be far more relevant 
than any documentation that an address block recipient received at the time.


John Curran
President and CEO

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