[arin-ppml] Regarding interesting times ahead...

Heather Schiller heather.skanks at gmail.com
Tue Dec 7 14:03:50 EST 2010

On Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 12:24 PM, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:
> On Dec 7, 2010, at 11:46 AM, George Bonser wrote:
>> Yup.  As soon as "Company with lots of full time lawyers on staff" tries
>> to get an allocation and can't, it is going to be hell.
> Indeed, it's going to be quite an interesting time.  I believe it will be
> important for us to be clear that not all hope is lost, i.e. under current
> resource  policy firms will still be able to qualify for up to 3 months of
> space and then can either wait to see if such returned space comes available
> to them via the waiting list, or they can find someone who has space that
> could be potentially freed up & work with them to receive a specified transfer
> (of up to 12 months space per documented need) under NRPM 8.3.

12 months under 8.3 transfer post IANA exhaust?  I understood it as 3 months:

"8.3. Transfers to Specified Recipients

In addition to transfers under section 8.2, IPv4 number resources
within the ARIN region may be released to ARIN by the authorized
resource holder, in whole or in part, for transfer to another
specified organizational recipient. Such transferred number resources
may only be received under RSA by organizations that are within the
ARIN region and can demonstrate the need for such resources, as a
single aggregate, in the exact amount which they can justify under
current ARIN policies."

At the time of IANA depletion, ARIN drops to a 3 month allocation
window -- which would be the 'current ARIN policy' in question.
Well, if 12months is the case, that certainly is interesting, and I'm
not sure it is what the community intended... Certainly makes it more
enticing for folks to go out and try to scare up an 8.3 transfer and
put off deploying v6 a bit :(

Can you clarify/verify?

> This may not satisfy a lot of companies, but is slightly more palatable
> than having no chance at all of obtaining address space.
> Whatever policy we end up with post-depletion, I do expect that we'll be
> explaining those options to many, many organizations in the near future
> and I'm hopeful that the participants of this mailing list will become
> advocates getting the full message disseminated throughout the region.
> That may not keep all the lawyers at bay, but it certainly will help...
> /John
> John Curran
> President and CEO
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