[ncc-services-wg] legacy holders paying for registration services and 2012-07v2
Jim Reid jim at rfc1035.com
Mon Feb 25 12:35:30 CET 2013
On 25 Feb 2013, at 10:16, Nick Hilliard <nick at netability.ie> wrote: > Leaving things for so long in a situation like this is likely to cause > difficulties, but registrants have a duty of care to their infrastructure. True enough. Though it depends on how "duty of care" is defined. Engagement with an RIR may well not matter for an LRH. If their intranet works just fine thank you very much and isn't reachable from the Internet anyway, what would be the appropriate duty of care from such an LRH's perspective? Problems would most likely arise whenever they eventually do have to engage with their RIR, just like you said Nick. And if they don't need to engage... I would not be at all surprised if some LRHs are unaware that they have those resources* or that this could entail maintenance of entries in RIR database(s). [*They may well be using those IP addresses but have difficulty providing the paperwork which shows how they got them or who is/was responsible for that.] The internal paper trail for the space could well be flimsy or non-existent. It may rely on (lost) institutional memories. But provided everything "just works", why would such an LRH bother or need to care?