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[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-186 Section 8.2 Reorganizations - Notice of intent to make editorial update

The ARIN Advisory Council (AC) met on 24 April 2013 and requested that 
the following proposed editorial update to the Number Resource Policy 
Manual (NRPM) be posted for review by the community.

The AC provided the following statement:

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"Having reviewed ARIN-prop-186 'Section 8.2 Reorganizations' the AC
believes that the requested change is editorial in nature. This
decision is based on the facts that the author of the current text did
not intend to remove reorganizations, that ARIN's operational
procedure will not change based on this update, as they currently
consider reorganizations to be valid. It was pointed out by staff that
unless the term were reintroduced into policy, their operational
procedure may have to change accordingly. Based on this position, the
ARIN AC proposes that the following editorial change be made to the
NRPM:

Re-insert the word 'reorganization' into section 8.2; the resulting
text will read:

"ARIN will consider requests for the transfer of number resources in
the case of mergers, acquisitions, and reorganizations under the
following conditions: ..."

Please voice any concerns to the AC as soon as possible."
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The process for editorial updates to the NRPM is found in Part One, 
Section 3.1, paragraph 3 of the PDP:
"Changes to policy that are purely editorial and non-substantial in 
nature are outside the scope of the full Policy Development Process and 
may only be made with 30 days public notice followed by the concurrence 
of both the ARIN Advisory Council and ARIN Board of Trustees that the 
changes are non-substantial in nature."

The review period will close on 29 May 2013.

ARIN-prop-186 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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Policy Proposal Name: Section 8.2 Reorganizations
Proposal Originator: John Springer

Date: 23 April 2013

Problem Statement:

There is no longer a reference to corporate reorganizations in the 
policy. ARIN often sees corporate reorganizations as the basis for transfer.

Corporate reorganizations were part of the previous version of 8.2 
policy as follows:

"ARIN will consider requests for the transfer of number resources only 
upon receipt of evidence that the new entity has acquired the assets 
which had, as of the date of the acquisition or proposed reorganization, 
justified the current entity's use of the number resource."

Current policy reads: "ARIN will consider requests for the transfer of 
number resources in the case of mergers and acquisitions under the 
following conditions: ..."

Corporate reorganizations are currently being allowed under the 
following conditions: A parent organization can transfer resources to a 
child organization or vice versa as long as the child is a 100% wholly 
owned subsidiary. Various documentary requirements apply.

Policy statement:

"ARIN will consider requests for the transfer of number resources in the 
case of mergers, acquisitions and corporate reorganizations under the 
following conditions: ..."

Timetable for implementation: Immediately