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[AfriNIC-rpd] Questions about legacy space
sm at resistor.net
Thu Jun 28 11:09:19 UTC 2012
At 00:30 28-06-2012, Andrew Alston wrote:
>An institution has been using legacy space for 20+ years, and is
>under the impression that the space actually belongs to them. They
>have always had full control of the space, used the space, and there
>have been no problems.
>Now, during an exercise, said institution discovers that the space
>is actually registered to another institution.
>They phone the other institution and the other institution instantly
>agrees that the space should be with institution 1, and infact
>within 60 minutes issue a letter to this effect.
They didn't even call in the lawyers? :-)
>Now, when asking for the database records to be modified, does this
>classify as a transfer or is this just an admin screwup that can be rectified.
>I think the question here comes down to, what classifies as
>OWNERSHIP of legacy space. Does consistent use for 20 years qualify?
Ownership is a controversial word.
>If not, until there is a policy about the transfer of legacy space,
>how would one deal with a situation as described above? Since
>policies take time to draft, discuss and ratify.
There isn't any policy for such events. This is going to open a can
of worms. If the IP address space is already registered to another
organization, what is the problem?
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