ARIN IP6 policy for those with legacy IP4 Space

Seth Mattinen sethm at
Mon Apr 12 17:05:56 CDT 2010

On 4/9/10 5:27 AM, Joe Greco wrote:
> ARIN might not have a contract with us, or with other legacy holders.
> It wasn't our choice for ARIN to be tasked with holding up InterNIC's
> end of things.  However, it's likely that they've concluded that they
> better do so, because if they don't, it'll probably turn into a costly
> legal battle on many fronts, and I doubt ARIN has the budget for that.
> As a legacy holder, we don't really care who is currently "responsible"
> for legacy maintenance/etc.  However, whoever it is, if they're not
> going to take on those responsibilities, that's a problem.
> The previous poster asked, "If you don't have a contract with ARIN, 
> why should ARIN provide you with anything?"
> Well, the flip side to that is, "ARIN doesn't have a contract with us,
> but we still have copies of the InterNIC policies under which we were
> assigned space, and ARIN undertook those duties, so ARIN is actually 
> the one with significant worries if they were to try to pull anything,
> otherwise, we don't really care."

What do those InterNIC policies say about getting IPv6 space?

If nothing, expect nothing. If something, hold them to it.


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