[arin-announce] ARIN Bits: March 2019

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ARIN Bits: March 2019

In this issue:

**Unveiling a New ARIN.net**
**ARIN 43 is Right Around the Corner**
**Registration Opening Soon for ARIN Lunch by the Numbers**
**ARIN Board Suspends Waiting List Issuance Policy**
**IANA Issues /23 to ARIN**
**Current Policy Proposals Under Discussion**
**Featured Policy Requirement**
**Tip from Registration Services Department**
**Tip from Financial Services Department**
**Customer and Member Statistics as of 28 February 2019**
**Four Security Services You Should Be Using**
**Stay Engaged with ARIN**

**Unveiling a New ARIN.net**

ARIN is excited to unveil our newly-redesigned https://www.arin.net. 
This was a major initiative and we are excited to announce the new site 
is live. We began the redesign process in October 2017, and we sought 
community input every step of the way. Check out Hollis Kara’s recent 
blog post 
(https://teamarin.net/2019/02/27/getting-ready-for-the-big-reveal/) for 
more details about how community input shaped our new www.arin.net, and 
be sure to take some time to poke around the site. We have a feedback 
button at the top of every page, and we’re curious to know what you 
think. Thank you to everyone who provided valuable input; we’re very 
proud of this new site we built together.

**ARIN 43 is Right Around the Corner**

We will be hosting our next Public Policy and Members Meeting, ARIN 43, 
in Bridgetown, Barbados from 7-10 April, and CaribNOG 17 will 
immediately follow in the same location. There’s still time to register 
for the meeting, and if you can’t make it in person be sure to register 
as a remote participant. We provide access to a webcast, live 
transcript, and chat function.

Register for ARIN 43: https://www.arin.net/ARIN43
Learn more about CaribNOG: https://www.caribnog.org/meetings/caribnog17

We are pleased to co-host the second CTU/ARIN Public Policy Group 
Meeting along with the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU). The 
theme for this event is "Caribbean Priorities for the Global Internet." 
This meeting will take place on Thursday, 11 April following ARIN 43. Be 
sure to register in advance on the meeting’s website.

Register for CTU/ARIN Public Policy Group Meeting: 

We also recently announced the 13 Fellows that will be joining us at 
ARIN 43. Be sure to say “hello!” to our new group of Fellows. We 
congratulate those who were selected, and we thank all who applied. 
Applications for a fellowship to ARIN 44 will be opening soon.

ARIN 43 Fellows: https://www.arin.net/announcements/20190226/

**Registration Opening Soon for ARIN Lunch by the Numbers**

We will be opening registration soon for our next two ARIN Lunch by the 
Numbers events.

- Providence, RI: 14 May
- Boston, MA: 15 May

These lunches are tailored to ARIN customer organizations that may not 
have much visibility into the inner workings of ARIN. During lunch, ARIN 
staff present an overview of current ARIN activities and services.

We will have a Registration Services Help Desk at each event, opening at 
10:30 AM and available throughout the lunch, to answer any questions 
about your resources or pending requests. Two individuals per ARIN 
customer (i.e., an organization holding resources directly issued from 
ARIN) are welcome to attend. Look out for registration opening soon.

**ARIN Board Suspends Waiting List Issuance Policy**

At their business meeting in January 2019, the ARIN Board of Trustees, 
in light of the potential misuse of number resources under NRPM section 
4.1.8 (Unmet Requests), suspended issuance of number resources per 
Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM) section (Fulfilling Unmet 
Needs), and referred NRPM section 4.1.8 to the ARIN Advisory Council for 
their recommendation. We will complete open transactions to waiting list 
organizations where IPv4 addresses have already been approved pending 
fee payment.

We will continue to accept and process IPv4 requests according to NRPM 
4.1.8, and organizations may be added to the waiting list while waiting 
list issuance is suspended. All future IPv4 address space issued under 
this policy is subject to the outcome of pending policy review. View the 
Board meeting minutes and NRPM 4.1.8 for more information.

January 2019 Board Meeting Minutes: 

NRPM 4.1.8: https://www.arin.net/policy/nrpm.html#four18

**IANA Issues /23 to ARIN**

On 1 March 2019, ARIN received a total of /23 of IPv4 address space (two 
/24 blocks) from the IANA in accordance with the Global Policy for Post 
Exhaustion IPv4 Allocation Mechanisms by the IANA. The full text of that 
policy is available at: 

We will hold this IP address space until the suspension of the Waiting 
List Issuance policy is lifted. Please refer to 
https://www.arin.net/announcements/20190207_waitlist/ for more details.

**Current Policy Proposals Under Discussion**

On 7 March 2019, the ARIN Board of Trustees published a new version of 
the Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM) version 2019.1. The following 
new policies were then implemented:

- ARIN-2018-1: Allow Inter-regional ASN Transfers
- ARIN-2018-3: Remove Reallocation Requirements for Residential Market 
- ARIN-2018-4: Clarification on Temporary Sub-Assignments
- NRPM Cleanup (formerly ARIN-prop-255)
- Modify 8.3 and 8.4 for Clarity (formerly ARIN-prop-256)

View NRPM version 2019.1: https://www.arin.net/announcements/20190307_nrpm/

Find the full text and status of current policy discussions at 
https://www.arin.net/participate/policy/drafts/ and subscribe to 
ARIN-PPML (Public Policy Mailing List) to voice your opinions. 
Membership is not required to participate!

The following proposals are currently under discussion:

Recommended Draft Policies:

- ARIN-2018-2: Clarification to ISP Initial Allocation and Permit 

Draft Policies:

- ARIN-2017-12: POC Notification and Validation Upon Reassignment or 
- ARIN-2018-5: Disallow Third-party Organization Record Creation
- ARIN-2018-6: Clarify reassignment requirements in
- ARIN-2019-1: Clarify Section 4 IPv4 Request Requirements
- ARIN-2019-2: Waiting List Block Size Restriction Requirements
- ARIN-2019-3: Update 4.10 – IPv6 Deployment Block Requirements

**Featured Policy Requirement**

8.4. Inter-RIR Transfers to Specified Recipients

Originally, Inter-RIR Transfer policy only allowed IPv4 addresses to be 
transferred between regions, but not Autonomous System Numbers or IPv6 
addresses. This month, an adjustment to policy 8.4 now allows the 
Inter-RIR transfer of both IPv4 addresses as well as Autonomous System 
Numbers. Inter-RIR transfers can only take place between RIRs who agree 
to the transfer and share reciprocal, compatible needs-based policies. 
Currently these RIRs are APNIC, ARIN, and RIPE NCC. More information on 
Inter-RIR transfers can be found at: 

**Tip from Registration Services Department**

Your organization is interested in receiving IPv4 addresses through an 
8.3 Specified Recipient Transfer or 8.4 Inter-RIR Transfer, but you 
aren’t sure if you should submit a transfer pre-approval request first. 
Here are the most common scenarios, and why you may or may not want to 
submit a pre-approval.

24-month projected need: Your organization can be pre-approved for up to 
a 24-month need. Once your organization has been pre-approved, you can 
process as many transfer requests as needed until the total pre-approved 
amount is depleted. Having a 24-month pre-approval will also save you 
time during the actual transfer process. By having a pre-approval, you 
will not need to provide utilization and justification for each and 
every transfer.

No Source: You haven’t located a source organization or you just want to 
be certain you qualify for the amount of space you are seeking before 
entering into a contract, working with a facilitator, or a source 

The Source wants pre-approval: You have located a source organization, 
but they require that your organization be pre-approved first. It is not 
necessary to submit a pre-approval ticket. Instead, you may submit an 
8.3 Specified Recipient Transfer or 8.4 Inter-RIR Transfer recipient 
ticket. Once your organization has met the qualification requirements 
for the block size being requested, we will create a pre-approval for 
your organization within the transfer ticket. At that point, you can let 
your Source know you have been pre-approved and provide them with your 
Recipient transfer ticket number. They will include your ticket number 
in their Source transfer ticket, and we will link the tickets together 
to process and complete the transfer.

More information on transfers and transfer pre-approvals can be found 
at: https://www.arin.net/resources/registry/transfers/

**Tip from Financial Services Department**

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**Customer and Member Statistics as of 28 February 2019**

- 38,221 total customer organizations, including 5,958 member organizations
- 128 8.3 Transfers and 24 8.4 Transfers completed YTD 2019
- 8.4 Transfers completed YTD 2019: 5 to APNIC, 10 to RIPE NCC, 4 from 
- 59.1% of members have an IPv6 block

**Four Security Services You Should Be Using**

Your data protection is extremely important to us. Andy Newton, Chief 
Engineer, explains four security services we offer that you should be 
using to secure your accounts in a recent post on TeamARIN. We encourage 
you to take advantage of these free, easy-to-use services which are all 
here to protect your information.


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