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[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-176 Increase Needs-Based Justification to 60 months on 8.3 Specified Transfers

ARIN-prop-176 Increase Needs-Based Justification to 60 months on 8.3 
Specified Transfers

ARIN received the following policy proposal and is posting it to the
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Development Process.

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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-176 Increase Needs-Based Justification to 60 months on 8.3 
Specified Transfers

Proposal Originator: Jeff Mehlenbacher

Proposal Version: 1

Date: 26 June 2012

Proposal type: Modify

Policy term: Permanent

Policy statement:

Current Policy Statement:
8.3. Transfers to Specified Recipients
In addition to transfers under section 8.2, IPv4 number resources within 
the ARIN region may be released to ARIN by the authorized resource 
holder, in whole or in part, for transfer to another specified 
organizational recipient. Such transferred number resources may only be 
received under RSA by organizations that are within the ARIN region and 
can demonstrate the need for such resources in the amount which they can 
justify under current ARIN policies showing how the addresses will be 
utilized within 24 months.

Proposed Policy Statement
8.3. Transfers to Specified Recipients
In addition to transfers under section 8.2, IPv4 number resources within 
the ARIN region may be released to ARIN by the authorized resource 
holder, in whole or in part, for transfer to another specified 
organizational recipient. Such transferred number resources may only be 
received under RSA by organizations that are within the ARIN region and 
can demonstrate the need for such resources in the amount which they can 
justify under current ARIN policies showing how the addresses will be 
utilized within 60 months.

Rationale:
The IPv4 transfer market is a necessary vehicle to effectively 
reallocate from those with excess to those with need.  The ARIN 
community has spoken regarding the importance of maintaining a 
needs-based justification system for all 8.3 Specified Transfers. 
However, 24 months need is far too short a planning horizon for 
potential buyers contemplating a significant financial transaction which 
ensures business continuity.

For both sellers and buyers, increasing from 24 to 60 months promotes 
considerably more certainty for transaction approval.  Such certainty 
has been repeatedly expressed as the single greatest requirement for 
allocating human (business, legal, administrative) and financial 
resources in a legitimate transfer process.

Timetable for implementation: Immediate