ACSP Suggestion 2022.18: Remove Section 7 from LRSA

Suggestion

Author: Anonymous   
Submitted On: 15 July 2022

Description:

It is estimated that around 35% of all IPv4 addresses make up the legacy IP space; private legacy address holders wish to exercise ownership and control of IP addresses assigned decades ago.

Section 7 “No property rights” of a current Registration Services Agreement (RSA: Version 12.0 / LRSA: Version 4.0 (16 Aug 2016) discourage legacy holders to enter the LRSA.

Removal of Section 7 from LRSA: Version 4.0 would strengthen legacy holders’ property rights in order to keep them from abandoning contractual governance regime of ARIN.

This would be a distinct change from a current RSA/LRSA version, which forces the holders of legacy resources who wish to register them with ARIN to waive their legacy status.

Value to Community: Value to the community is the accuracy of ARIN records, which is paramount with increasing digital privacy and security concerns. No records of legacy holders makes cybercrime investigations much more difficult and runs contrary to the stated mission of RIR to create robust registry for Internet resources.

Timeframe: Not specified

Status: Open   Updated: 15 July 2022

Tracking Information

ARIN Comment

15 July 2022

Thank you for your suggestion, numbered 2022.18 upon confirmed receipt, asking that ARIN consider removing Section 7 from the Registration Services Agreement (RSA/LRSA) as the “No Property Rights” language discourages legacy IPv4 address holders from signing the agreement. We are providing this suggestion to our General Counsel for review and evaluation.

This suggestion will remain open until ARIN provides its position on this matter. Thank you for participating in the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process.

Regards,

American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)