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[arin-ppml] ARIN-2012-1: Clarifying Requirements for IPv4 Transfers - Last Call

The ARIN Advisory Council (AC) met on 25 April 2012 and decided to
send the following draft policy to last call:

   ARIN-2012-1: Clarifying Requirements for IPv4 Transfers

Feedback is encouraged during the last call period. All comments should
be provided to the Public Policy Mailing List. Last call for 2012-1 will
expire on 14 May 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-2012-1
Clarifying Requirements for IPv4 Transfers

Date: 11 April 2012

Replace Section 8.3 with

8.3 Transfers between Specified Recipients within the ARIN Region.

In addition to transfers under section 8.2, IPv4 numbers resources may 
be transferred according to the following conditions.

Conditions on source of the transfer:

* The source entity must be the current registered holder of the IPv4
address resources, and not be involved in any dispute as to the status 
of those resources.
* The source entity will be ineligible to receive any further IPv4 
address allocations or assignments from ARIN for a period of 12 months 
after a transfer approval, or until the exhaustion of ARIN's IPv4 space, 
whichever occurs first.
* The source entity must not have received a transfer, allocation, or
assignment of IPv4 number resources from ARIN for the 12 months prior to
the approval of a transfer request. This restriction does not include 
M&A transfers.
* The minimum transfer size is a /24

Conditions on recipient of the transfer:

* The recipient must demonstrate the need for up to a 24 month supply of
IP address resources under current ARIN policies and sign an RSA.
* The resources transferred will be subject to current ARIN policies.

Add Section 8.4 Inter-RIR Transfers to Specified Recipients

Inter-regional transfers may take place only via RIRs who agree to the
transfer and share reciprocal, compatible, needs-based policies.

Conditions on source of the transfer:

* The source entity must be the current rights holder of the IPv4 
address resources recognized by the RIR responsible for the resources, 
and not be involved in any dispute as to the status of those resources.
* Source entities outside of the ARIN region must meet any requirements
defined by the RIR where the source entity holds the registration.
* Source entities within the ARIN region will not be eligible to receive
any further IPv4 address allocations or assignments from ARIN for a 
period of 12 months after a transfer approval, or until the exhaustion 
of ARIN's IPv4 space, whichever occurs first.
* Source entities within the ARIN region must not have received a
transfer, allocation, or assignment of IPv4 number resources from ARIN 
for the 12 months prior to the approval of a transfer request. This
restriction does not include M&A transfers.
* The minimum transfer size is a /24.

Conditions on recipient of the transfer:

* The conditions on a recipient outside of the ARIN region will be 
defined by the policies of the receiving RIR.
* Recipients within the ARIN region will be subject to current ARIN
policies and sign an RSA for the resources being received.
* Recipients within the ARIN region must demonstrate the need for up to 
a 24 month supply of IPv4 address space.
* The minimum transfer size is a /24

Rationale:

The original text of this proposal attempted to clarify the requirements
of an IPv4 address transfer while protecting any resources remaining in
the ARIN free pool. This revision is a result of feedback from the 
mailing list, ARIN Staff, and discussions with the original author. The 
one key point that has been removed from the original text is that a 
needs based review remains in place.

The current text attempts to retain the original concepts of protecting 
an ARIN free pool, and incorporating it with the point of bringing 
resources under RSA. The resulting text attempts to put safeguards in 
place on the practice of paid transfers by creating a black out period 
for transfers and requests to the free pool. The text also tries to 
incorporate discussions regarding inter-RIR transfers and come up with 
language that includes the free pool protections for transfers in and 
out of the Region.

Timetable for implementation: immediate.