[arin-ppml] ARIN-2011-11: Clarify Justified Need for Transfers - Last Call
The ARIN Advisory Council (AC) met on 15 December 2011 and decided to
send the following draft policy to last call:
ARIN-2011-11: Clarify Justified Need for Transfers
Feedback is encouraged during the last call period. All comments should
be provided to the Public Policy Mailing List. Last call for 2011-11
will expire on 13 January 2012. After last call the AC will conduct
their last call review.
The draft policy text is below and available at:
The ARIN Policy Development Process is available at:
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Draft Policy ARIN-2011-11
Clarify Justified Need for Transfers
Date: 24 August 2011
Add to Section 8.3:
"...they can justify under current ARIN policies
showing how the addresses will be utilized within 12 months."
Remove from 126.96.36.199:
"This reduction does not apply to resources
received via section 8.3. An organization receiving a transfer under
section 8.3 may continue to request up to a 12-month supply of IP
An organization which is not able to obtain its initial IPv4 address
assignment from ARIN post-runout would otherwise be limited to
purchasing only a 3-month supply (because the language in 188.8.131.52
regarding 8.3 transfers is not triggered).
An organization which has only recently received its first allocation
under the "last /8" criteria is also otherwise limited to purchasing
only a 3-month supply (because the language in 184.108.40.206 is again not
There is also ambiguity if 220.127.116.11.3 is applied in that a transfer to
a new organization might only need to show need for a /20 (because that
is what is specifically called out) even though they are receiving a
much larger block.
Previous version of this proposal modified Section 8 to point at 4.2.4,
rather than the shorter and clearer modification to 8.3 now proposed.
There is also ambiguity with regard to transfers under 8.2 where the
receiving organization is a new organization... not at all clear how
"justified need" has been or should be determined, however this proposal
no longer addresses this.
Timetable for implementation: immediate