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[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-141 Combined M&A and Specified Transfers

ARIN-prop-141 Combined M&A and Specified Transfers

ARIN received the following policy proposal and is posting it to the
Public Policy Mailing List (PPML) in accordance with the Policy
Development Process.

The ARIN Advisory Council (AC) will review the proposal at their next
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scheduled meeting is less than 10 days, then the period may be extended
to the subsequent regularly scheduled meeting). The AC will decide how
to utilize the proposal and announce the decision to the PPML.

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particularly their support or non-support and the reasoning
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ARIN-prop-141 Combined M&A and Specified Transfers

Proposal Originator: Matthew Kaufman

Proposal Version: 1

Date: 2 May 2011

Proposal type: new

Policy term: permanent

Policy statement:

To section 8.2 change "... ARIN will work with the resource holder(s) to
return, aggregate, or reclaim resources as appropriate via the processes
outlined in current ARIN policy (for example, sections 4.6, 4.7, or 12
of the NRPM)." to

"... ARIN will work with the resource holder(s) to return, aggregate, or
reclaim resources as appropriate via the processes outlined in current
ARIN policy (for example, sections 4.6, 4.7, or 12 of the NRPM), or to
transfer resources to a qualified specified recipient via the processes
outlined in current ARIN policy (section 8.3 of the NRPM)".

Rationale:

Given that both M&A transfers and specified transfers are possible, it
should be possible to execute a combined transfer in which unneeded
resources are transferred via 8.3 (rather than returning unneeded
resources to the free pool) and the rest are transferred via 8.2. Doing
this in the wrong order (i.e., attempting to execute the 8.2 transfer
first) should not penalize the transferring entity... especially as
ARIN's opinion as to what is "no longer justified under ARIN policy" is
best known by ARIN and may not be completely knowable by the
transferring entity.

Note that as there is no ARIN policy permitting IPv6 specified
transfers, this policy would only affect IPv4 resources at this time.

Timetable for implementation: immediate