said by elwoodblues:
We wouldn't be having this discussion if the ARIN would grow a pair and start taking back the Class A addresses that companies like Apple and HP have.
ARIN doesn't have the legal authority to do this.
Owners of the legacy allocations have not signed any kind of registration services agreement with ARIN, so there's no contract that ARIN can enforce, and they can't just take the property of others.
Steve — who's been trying to get IPv6 for a while as well--
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