[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2011-1 - Inter-RIR Transfers - Shepherd's Inquiry
On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 3:49 PM, Scott Leibrand <scottleibrand at gmail.com> wrote:
> If we pass an inter-RIR transfer policy that allows it, the most
> likely effect would be transfers from ARIN to APNIC.
I also think that's the most likely effect, and I oppose global (or
transfer policies that allow a transfer of prefixes longer than a /8
even with a stipulation of "RIRs that support needs based policies"
No region is going to avoid IPv4 address exhaustion, and Inter-RIR transfer
seems like an end-run around regions' address management policies,
which would serve to introduce yet more uncertainty; RIR policy should be
"Encourage networks to migrate to IPv6"; instead of encourage networks
to seek other region delegated addresses for networks out-of-region.
I am especially opposed to any Inter-RIR specified transfer policy or
practice of allowing an RIR member/organization to unilaterally remove
resources they are assigned from the jurisdiction of their RIR,
or registry that delegates their resources.
RIR member interests in making Inter-RIR transfers will likely be financial/
self-serving and not necessarily be in line with the community's best interests
in regards to Inter-RIR transfer and considerations such as justified need.
Returning resources not needed in a region to IANA is
more controllable and far safer.
Another safer possibility might be some form of "Revokable Inter-RIR
allowing a RIR to delegate a resource to another RIR (or other
for cross-regional usage, for good justification, for the duration
which that resource is
maintained, and requiring all involved RIR/LIRs' policies be followed regarding
all further subdelegation (including maintenance fees from both RIRs)
and continued justified need for the allocation.
Not only do inter-RIR transfer remove needed resources from the region, but
would fragment RIR managed address space. A main reason a resource holder
would be interested in Inter-RIR transfer is likely to be 'policy shopping'.
What specific RIR a specific block of address space is designated to should
be determined by the IANA delegation, not individual RIR region
This is significant for filtering and other operational reasons.
If a European or Asian organization should acquire or merge with an
in the ARIN region; that organization can and should enter agreement with ARIN
to continue to maintain IP resources for networks in the region, and
the ARIN policies for those resources.