[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2010-10 (Global Proposal): Global Policy for IPv4 Allocations by the IANA Post Exhaustion - Last Call (text revised)

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Fri Nov 5 07:15:35 EDT 2010

On Nov 4, 2010, at 9:16 PM, Matthew Kaufman wrote:
On 11/2/2010 10:29 AM, John Curran wrote:
>> Correct.  They may bring their resources under an RSA or LRSA or not, as they wish. They may also transfer resources under agreement according to the policies adopted in the region, or not transfer them (again as they wish.)
>> The only they can't do is transfer resources outside of the policies, as ARIN has to maintain the registration database in accordance with the community policies as adopted.
> Only if by "transfer" you narrowly define it to be "change the registration database through the transfer process to point to the acquiring entity".

The Whois database defines the party who has use of the resource accordingly the community developed policy. 

> As has been pointed out, there's lots of other ways to "transfer resources outside of the policies", including updating the POC records on legacy resources, leaving the registration database as-is but issuing LOAs, etc.
> Unless you believe that there's a way for ARIN to prohibit legacy non-RSA, non-LRSA block holders from doing these things.

ARIN will follow community-developed policy in this area for all records (including legacy resource holders), and service providers find the Whois database operationally useful as a result.  This includes the policies which have been adopted which specify how transfers should occur.  If these transfer policies aren't the right ones, then they should be fixed promptly, since presently attempts to assign number resources outside of policy can readily result in resource reclamation and reissuance.

Information on submitting policy proposals may be found here: <https://www.arin.net/policy/pdp_appendix_b.html>


John Curran
President and CEO

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