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[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2011-1 - Inter-RIR Transfers - Shepherd's Inquiry

Jimmy Hess commented:

#Returning resources not needed in a region to IANA is more controllable and 
#far safer.

I would certainly not object to any RIR that wanted to return an excess /8 
to IANA doing so, but I view that as a far different issue than direct
inter-RIR transfers.

#Another safer possibility might be some form of "Revokable Inter-RIR
#delegation"; allowing a RIR to delegate a resource to another RIR  (or 
#other Cross-regional LIR), 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.

I believe this would be kin to recording covenants and riders on real
estate transactions, and I'd oppose any attempt at doing that -- the
process would be extremely cumbersome and would effectively create 
multiple "classes" of addresses (beyond things like the PI/PA distinctions
that exist already).

Regards,

Joe

Disclaimer: all opinions expressed are my own.