ACSP Suggestion 2008.13: Generate Routing Statements for Reclaimed Address Space


Author: Marla Azinger   
Submitted On: 21 May 2008

Description: When ARIN reclaims address space ARIN must commit to entering routing statements into the net (actually route the block themselves to look for collisions for at least a period of 30 to 60 days) before recycling a block. This is necessary to avoid route collisions. There are circumstances where companies have global addresses that may be used internally only but then at a later date begin to publicly route them. The most common occurance of this will be when Buyouts occur and records were not properly kept. This is soon going to become a more frequent issue than it already is.

Timeframe: Immediate

Status: Closed   Updated: 09 June 2008

Tracking Information

ARIN Comment

9 June 2008

Following further review including feedback from the ARIN Board of Trustees, ARIN does not guarantee the routability of any address space.

This activity would undermine that guarantee and could create a liability for ARIN. Second, this is really outside of ARIN’s scope and mission could be perceived as broadening it when ARIN should remain neutral and objective with regards to operational routing.

ACSP suggestion 2008.13 is now considered closed.

ARIN Comment

3 June 2008

This is in response to your suggestion noted below and assigned number 2008.13 upon receipt of your confirmation. With regards to your suggestion for ARIN ’to enter routing statements/route a recycled block on the Internet for 30 to 60 days prior to reissuing in order to prevent route collisions’, ARIN’s President and CEO is reviewing your suggestion with the ARIN Board of Trustees and will be providing you feedback in the very near future.