[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Transfer listing service

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Fri Jun 12 10:47:34 EDT 2009

ARIN received the following policy proposal and is posting it to the
Public Policy Mailing List (PPML) in accordance with Policy Development

This proposal is in the first stage of the Policy Development Process.
ARIN staff will perform the Clarity and Understanding step. Staff does
not evaluate the proposal at this time, their goal is to make sure that
they understand the proposal and believe the community will as well.
Staff will report their results to the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) within
10 days.

The AC will review the proposal at their next regularly scheduled
meeting (if the period before the next regularly scheduled meeting is
less than 10 days, then the period may be extended to the subsequent
regularly scheduled meeting). The AC will decide how to utilize the
proposal and announce the decision to the PPML.

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the PPML, particularly their support or non-support and the reasoning
behind their opinion. Such participation contributes to a thorough
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1. Policy Proposal Name: Transfer listing service

2. Proposal Originator: Scott Leibrand       

3. Proposal Version: 1.0

4. Date: 6/11/2009

5. Proposal type: new    

6. Policy term: permanent

7. Policy statement:

 Add new subsection 8.3.1:

  8.3.1  Listing service

  ARIN will develop and operate a listing service to provide a
  Centralized location to post information about IPv4 blocks available from
  Authorized resource holders and IPv4 blocks needed by potential transfer
  recipients. Participation in the listing service is voluntary.

8. Rationale:

   The proposal would have ARIN develop and operate a listing service
   to facilitate transfers and provide an authoritative central source 
of information
   on space available and requested for transfer. It would still allow 
private party
   transactions, but would encourage both parties to begin working with 
   in advance, which will cut down on any surprises when they ask ARIN 
to process
   the transfer.
   ARIN staff has indicated that they do not intend to provide a listing 
service as a part
   of their implementation of the 2009-1 transfer policy, but could do 
so if directed by additional policy.

9. Timetable for implementation: Immediate (as soon as practical).

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