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[arin-ppml] ARIN-2011-8: Combined M&A and Specified Transfers - Last Call

The ARIN Advisory Council (AC) met on 14 October 2011 and decided to
send the following draft policy to last call:

   ARIN-2011-8: Combined M&A and Specified Transfers

Feedback is encouraged during the last call period. All comments should
be provided to the Public Policy Mailing List. Last call for 2011-8 will
expire on 2 November 2011. 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-2018
Combined M&A and Specified Transfers

Date/version: 26 July 2011

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, transfer, or reclaim resources as needed to restore 
compliance via the processes outlined in current ARIN policy."

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