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[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2012-3: ASN Transfers

Draft Policy ARIN-2012-3
ASN Transfers

On 8 March 2012 the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) selected "ASN Transfers" 
as a  draft policy for adoption discussion on the PPML and at the Public 
Policy Meeting in Vancouver in April.

The draft was developed by the AC from policy proposal "ARIN-prop-157 
Section 8.3 Simplification." Per the Policy Development Process the AC 
submitted text to ARIN for a staff and legal assessment prior to its 
selection as a draft policy. Below the draft policy is the ARIN staff 
and legal assessment, followed by the text that was submitted by the AC.

Draft Policy ARIN-2012-3 is below and can be found at:
https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2012_3.html

You are encouraged to discuss Draft Policy 2012-3 on the PPML prior to
the April Public Policy Meeting. Both the discussion on the list and
at the meeting will be used by the ARIN Advisory Council to determine
the community consensus for adopting this as policy.

The ARIN Policy Development Process can be found at:
https://www.arin.net/policy/pdp.html

Draft Policies and Proposals under discussion can be found at:
https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/index.html

Regards,

Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)


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Draft Policy ARIN-2012-3
ASN Transfers

Date: 14 March 2012

Policy statement:

In NRPM 8.3, replace "IPv4 number resources" with "IPv4 number resources 
and ASNs".

Rationale:

There are legitimate use cases for transferring ASNs, and no significant 
downsides (identified to date) of allowing it.

Timetable for implementation: Immediate


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ARIN STAFF ASSESSMENT

Draft Policy:  Proposal 157 “ASN Transfers”
Date of Assessment:  23 Feb 2012

1.  Proposal Summary (Staff Understanding)

This proposal would allow organizations to transfer ASNs in addition to 
IPv4 address space in an 8.3 transfer to specified recipients.

2. Comments

A.	ARIN Staff Comments

•	If implemented as written, the 24-month utilization requirement in 8.3 
would not apply to ASN requests since 8.3 clearly says “how the 
addresses will be utilized in 24 months”.  Staff would apply the current 
ASN policy, which requires an organization to be multi-homed or to 
immediately become multi-homed.

B. ARIN General Counsel

This creates no legal concerns and may actually facilitate any 
bankruptcy proceedings where ASNs are involved.

3. Resource Impact

This policy would have minimum resource impact from an implementation 
aspect.  It is estimated that implementation would occur within 3 months 
after ratification by the ARIN Board of Trustees. The following would be 
needed in order to implement:

•	Updated guidelines
•	Staff training

4. Proposal Text

Policy statement:

In NRPM 8.3, replace "IPv4 number resources" with "IPv4 number resources 
and ASNs".

Rationale:
There are legitimate use cases for transferring ASNs, and no significant 
downsides (identified to date) of allowing it.
Timetable for implementation: Immediate