[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Sunset Clause for Liberalized Transfer Policy

Eliot Lear lear at cisco.com
Thu Jun 4 11:55:21 EDT 2009

While I appreciate the desire for certainty by assigning a date certain 
to when a transfer policy will end, I don't think we should establish 
such a date until we have seen the effects of the transfer policy (if 
any).  What we need now is data not more policy.


On 6/4/09 5:21 PM, Member Services wrote:
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> ## * ##
> Policy Proposal Name: Sunset Clause for Liberalized Transfer Policy
> Proposal Originator: Owen DeLong
> Proposal Version: 1.0
> Date: 4 June 2009
> Proposal type: delete
> Policy term: permanent
> Policy statement:
> Section 8.3, "Transfers to Specified Recipients", of the NRPM is
> deleted upon the effective date of this policy.
> Rationale:
> When the community reached consensus in   support of 2008-6, it
> contained a sunset clause.   In the process of developing 2009-1,
> the sunset clause was removed. The effect of this policy proposal is
> to restore the sunset clause while adopting a more rational date at
> which to sunset the policy.
> Timetable for implementation:
> 31 December, 2013
> or
> 3 years after IANA issues the last /8s to the RIRs,
> whichever is later.
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