[arin-ppml] 8.4 Emergency Transfer Policy for IPv4 Addresses - Continued [Policy Proposal 2008-6]

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Fri Nov 21 12:26:09 EST 2008

Policy Proposal 2008-6
Emergency Transfer Policy for IPv4 Addresses

This proposal has been revised. It is open for discussion on this
mailing list.

The current policy proposal text is provided below and is also available
at: http://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2008_6.html


Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

Bill Darte wrote:
> Hello,
> As the author of 2008-6 Emergency Transfer Policy for IPv4 Addresses, I
> would like everyone to be aware of the most recent language changes that
> are the result of ARIN XXII Los Angeles public policy meeting comments
> and subsequent Advisory Council discussions.
> The AC believes that the substance of the proposal remains true to that
> which was presented at ARIN XXII and which received substantial support.
> Please take this opportunity to review and comment on this proposal,
> especially voicing your support or objection.
> Thank you for your involvement in the ARIN policy proposal process.
> Bill Darte
> ARIN Advisory Council
> ****************************
> 8.4 Emergency Transfer Policy for IPv4 Addresses 
> For a period of 3 years from policy implementation, ARIN-region number
> resources may be released, in whole or in part, to ARIN or another
> organization, by the authorized holder of the resource.
> Number resources may only be received under RSA, with demonstrated need,
> in the exact amount which they are able to justify under ARIN
> resource-allocation policies.
> Rationale:
> In order for ARIN to fulfill its mission and to facilitate a continuing
> supply of IPv4 address resources to its service community when ARIN
> resources are no longer adequate, and to preserve the integrity of
> documentation and ARIN services for those resources, this policy may be
> implemented. Its intent is to preserve the current tradition of
> need-based allocation/assignments for those still needing IPv4 resources
> during a transition period as the industry adopts IPv6. This policy is
> not intended to create a 'market' for such transfers and does not
> introduce or condone the monetization of address resources or a view of
> addresses as property. It does recognize that organizations making
> available unused or no longer needed address resources may incur certain
> costs that might be compensated by those acquiring the resources. This
> policy is intended to be transient and light-weight and does not
> encourage a sustained or continuing role for IPv4, but rather helps to
> mitigate a transitional crisis that may emerge while the industry adopts
> IPv6 in accordance with the recommendation of ARIN's Board of Trustees.
> Timetable for implementation:
> This policy, once ratified by the ARIN Board of Trustees, would be
> implemented when either the free-pool of IANA addresses is exhausted or
> IPv4 address resources in the ARIN Region reach a threshold of scarcity
> recognized by the ARIN Board of Trustees as requiring this policy
> implementation.  
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