DOD prefixes and AS8003 / GRSCORP

John Curran jcurran at
Mon Apr 26 17:42:34 UTC 2021

On 26 Apr 2021, at 12:32 PM, John Curran <jcurran at<mailto:jcurran at>> wrote:

On 26 Apr 2021, at 11:27 AM, Scott Morizot <tmorizot at<mailto:tmorizot at>> wrote:

On Mon, Apr 26, 2021 at 10:19 AM Bryan Fields <Bryan at<mailto:Bryan at>> wrote:
On 3/15/21 4:01 PM, Christopher Morrow wrote:
> is it possible that the DoD:
>   1) signed a lRSA (or really just an RSA)

Just re-read this; I don't think the Federal Government is required to sign
the standard ARIN agreement.  I believe they have a different agreement with
ARIN.  I did some searching, but can't find this easily on their website.

Unrelated to DoD, but as the member representative for a different Federal agency with both an LRSA and an RSA, I can definitely say that's not the case. There are no special rules for the US Federal Government.

Correct  (but I will elaborate separately in reply to Bryan’s posted question since the community is entitled to as much transparency as possible.)

Scott -

In summary, you are correct that US Federal agencies have the same RSA as everyone else (aside from certain provisions for government-required indemnification, bankruptcy, governing law, and/or binding arbitration.)

As noted in my reply to Bryan, the US DoD sought and received an additional provision in their RSA providing reassurance that they may transfer unused IPv4 address space with the USG rather than returning to ARIN.


John Curran
President and CEO
American Registry for Internet Numbers

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