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[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:
https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/

The ARIN Policy Development Process is available at:
https://www.arin.net/policy/pdp.html

Regards,

Communications and Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)


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Draft Policy ARIN-2011-11
Clarify Justified Need for Transfers

Date: 24 August 2011

Policy statement:

Add to Section 8.3:

"...they can justify under current ARIN policies
showing how the addresses will be utilized within 12 months."

Remove from 4.2.4.4:

"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
addresses."

Rationale:

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 4.2.4.4
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 4.2.4.4 is again not
applicable).

There is also ambiguity if 4.2.2.1.3 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