[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal 119: Globally Coordinated TransferPolicy

Bill Darte BillD at cait.wustl.edu
Wed Oct 13 14:21:27 EDT 2010

I wonder about the term member in this policy proposal....seems that
membership in some regions may include entities from other RIR service
areas, thus providing confusion.

I think 'member of the service region' rather than member of the RIR is
a better description of a constituent who make make application against
the allocation/assigment policies of both RIRs.  

Organizations that receive IP addresses directly from LACNIC
automatically become members. According the size of the address space
each organization administers, there are different member categories and
levels. Membership is open to any interested person or organization;
this means that those organizations that do not receive IP addresses
directly from LACNIC can also apply for membership. 

There are three types of membership:

    * Member Only (Members without Ressources assigned or allocated)
    * End User (Non-LIR and ASN holders)
    * LIR

APNIC membership is open to all organizations and individuals.

Any organisation or individual with a legal address in any country in
the RIPE NCC Service Region can become a member. We refer to our members
as 'Local Internet Registries' (LIRs).

General members are comprised of entities with direct allocations of IP
address space from ARIN, either IPv4 or IPv6 resources. These entities
are automatically granted membership status when they receive their
initial address block. Additionally, any entity that has a signed
Registration Services Agreement (RSA) or Legacy RSA with ARIN and holds
a number resource from ARIN may choose to pay a fee to become an ARIN

Trustee members are comprised of the individuals elected or appointed to
the ARIN Board of Trustees and the President of ARIN. Trustees are
members during their tenure on the Board. In some instances, a Trustee
member may also be a General Member if the entity by which they are
employed holds resources from ARIN.

Maybe something like this....

"Any member of an RIR's service region, unable to obtain addresses
within their region, may request the tranfer of available IPv4 addresses
from another RIR as long as the requestor qualifies under current
address allocation/assignment policy of BOTH RIRs"

That may even be overly broad as member of the service region would be
defined how?  Having and address and with owned, leased or rental
property?  Perhaps 'anyone' could apply for transfer of resources as
long as they were available and the requestor could meet the holding
regions allocation/assignment policy?


> Policy Proposal 119: Globally Coordinated Transfer Policy
> Proposal Originator: Chris Grundemann, Martin Hannigan, Jason Schiller
> Proposal Version: 1.0
> Date: 11 October 2010
> Proposal type: new
> Policy term: permanent
> Policy statement: Any RIR's member may transfer IPv4 
> addresses to the member of another RIR as long as the two 
> RIRs agree and exercise Internet stewardship and the values 
> expressed in RFC2050.
> Rationale: Since individual RIRs now allow transfers, it 
> makes sense to be able to transfer between regions as well.
> Timetable for implementation: upon ratification of all five RIRs
> Timetable for de-implementation: upon change to this policy 
> text in any RIR
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