[ARIN-consult] Consultation – Transfer Listing Service

Scott Leibrand sleibrand at internap.com
Mon May 10 15:30:52 EDT 2010

On Wed 4/21/2010 9:41 AM, Member Services wrote:
> ARIN is seeking community input regarding the implementation of a
> Transfer Listing Service for parties with documented need who are
> seeking IPv4 address space and parties who are authorized resource
> holders that may potentially be able to make IPv4 number resource
> available for transfer. The Transfer Listing Service is proposed to
> facilitate the implementation of Section 8.3 of the Number Resource
> Policy Manual (NRPM), entitled “Transfers to Specified Recipients”,
> which allows a party to designate transfer of IPv4 number resources to a
> specified qualified recipient.

Thanks.  I think this will help ensure that the transfer market enabled by 
NRPM 8.3 operates smoothly.

> The proposed Transfer Listing Service is located at
> www.arin.net/resources/transfer_listing.html. It is a hypothetical model
> to generate discussion; ARIN is specifically interested in receiving
> feedback on the following:
> 1. How long should ARIN offer a Transfer Listing Service and what, if
> any, conditions should be tied to its availability?

IMO the transfer listing service should be provided as long as it is 
needed.  Once usage of the service drops off, or once the IPv4 free pool 
starts getting enough returns to clear out the waiting list, then the 
transfer listing service can be retired.

> 2. As proposed, there is a usage agreement for participation. Is this a
> fair and reasonable requirement?

As long as this is an acceptable usage policy that is simply posted 
alongside the data, that should be fine.  I would be reluctant to have any 
sort of agreement that has to be signed before someone can view the data.

> 3. Under what conditions should ARIN disallow or remove either an
> organization listing or seeking IPv4 address space from the service? For
> example, if an organization has a Registration Services Agreement
> (“RSA”) with ARIN and is not current on payments with ARIN, should they
> be allowed to participate?

I believe it would be entirely appropriate for ARIN to restrict 
participation to organizations in good standing, and temporarily remove 
listings from organizations that fall behind on payments owed.

> 4. Should there be a fee associated with the Transfer Listing Service?
> If so, on what factors should the fee be based?

IMO, if there are any fees associated with transfers, they should be based 
on the actual 8.3 transfer transaction, and should be no higher than the 
fee associated with obtaining the same size addresses block from the ARIN 
free pool.  There should be no fees for use of the transfer listing 
service above and beyond any fee on 8.3 transfers generally.

> 5. Are there any other factors that ARIN should consider in providing
> this service?

The transfer listing service should be usable both by individual users 
seeking to contact a party to arrange a transaction directly, and by 
brokers, web sites, and other third parties seeking to verify the 
eligibility of potential transferors and transferees.

Thanks again,

> A Transfer Listing Service will begin operation as soon as possible
> after the successful completion of this community consultation.
> Comments regarding this proposed Transfer Listing Service can be
> submitted through the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process,
> available at: https://www.arin.net/participate/acsp/index.html
> Discussion on arin-consult at arin.net will close on 21 May 2010, at noon EDT.
> ARIN welcomes community-wide participation. Please address any process
> questions to info at arin.net.
> Regards,
> Member Services
> American Registry for Internet Numbers
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