[arin-ppml] Is this more desired than a Transfer Policy? Need input

Azinger, Marla marla.azinger at frontiercorp.com
Thu Nov 13 20:16:12 EST 2008

Hello-  This is a second run of the email Jason and I sent out during the last ARIN meeting.  We wanted to send out a possible policy route that ARIN could do opposed to using any form of an Emergency Transfer Market.  We need to see input/feedback on ppml for this.  Specifically if this is an avenue you would or would not want to see ARIN take in place of a Transfer Policy/Market.  If we don't get feedback on ppml we will dump this idea.  If we do get feedback in a manor that shows interest then Jason and I will officially submit this policy proposal and then work with the community on revising any aspects that aren't completely appealing or decisively good for the community.     Thank you    Marla Azinger and Jason Schiller

Please be advised that this is a suggested new section to NRPM in addition to keeping the current section 4.6 Voluntary Partial Returns and Amnesty.

Name: Active Reclamation of abandoned number resources

This policy addresses the following:

 1.  Find, reclaim and re-use unused number resources.
 2.  Give incentive to keep unused number resources out of the black market.
 3.  Assist ARIN in cleaning up the database.
 4.  Provide an incentive to self identify and return unused resources.
 5.  Increase efficient utilization of ARIN number resources.
 6.  Help ease the transition to IPv6.
 7.  Help ensure fair re-distribution of resources to those who need them.

NRPM#: Active Reclamation of abandoned number resources
ARIN will actively investigate and ensure abandoned ARIN number resources including legacy resources that are under ARIN management are returned to the ARIN address pool for recirculation.  Any one may submit a report of abandonment for ARIN to investigate.  ARIN may investigate abandonment without a report when ARIN has reason to believe it has been abandoned.

ARIN can use their discretion to determine if someone is abusing this policy by submitting multiple reports with poor evidence of abandonment.  This will result in a loss of claim to all reports currently in progress by the perceived abuser  ARIN has the right to reject investigation requests if they deem the reporting entity is abusing the policy.

Addresses that are squatted and efficiently used will be granted amnesty if the addresses are self reported, back billing is reconciled and any applicable RSA is signed.  Partial returns and amnesty can be granted to squatted addresses under this policy.

            Management of abandoned number resources
-ARIN will keep a Lost Property Office via a direct link from the main ARIN website.
-ARIN will publicly list all number resources that are reported abandoned on the Lost Property Office site and the status of the investigation.  Stats of recovered space through the abandoned number resources will be provided bi-annually at the ARIN Members Meetings.
- ARIN will take measures to identify a chain of custody or successor in interest to the last known POC.  If the successor is determined, the block will be transferred to the successor under current ARIN policy.
- If the number resources are not valid for transfer to the successor and the original finder is not eligible to receive the number resources then the block will be added back into the ARIN address pool for re-use.
-The original "finder" is eligible for receipt of the addresses if they are currently eligible per ARIN policy to receive more addresses and the addresses are not transferred to a chain of custody that was discovered during investigation.
- If an investigation reveals a successor who is unaware of their number resources, ARIN can decide if there is good faith and sufficient justification for the successor to keep the resources. Partial returns and amnesty can be granted to sucessors for blocks revealed in and investigation under this policy.
-Before ARIN re-uses allegedly abandoned resources ARIN will work with ISP's to route these resources no less than 90 days in order to validate they are not in use.
-The original "finder" will receive a "finders" compensation for the listing when either resolution occurs.  *For example a credit could be put towards their annual fees.
-To report an abandoned block, send a request for investigation via the Abandoned Block Template.
            Examples of Abandoned number resources:
            - Unused Legacy (e.g. swamp)
            -Business failure and the number resources are not currently assigned nor in use.
            -Bad recordkeeping by an otherwise functional entity.
            -Squatted space that is not self reported.

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