[arin-ppml] Implementation of NRPM 8.3

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Mon Apr 18 21:49:42 EDT 2011

On Apr 18, 2011, at 8:57 PM, Benson Schliesser wrote:

> Thanks for clarifying.  Combining this with your other recent messages, here is what I conclude about ARIN's implementation of NRPM 8.3:
> 1) ARIN will accept any legally enforceable document confirming ownership and the desire to transfer.

ARIN requires the seller to attest to being the valid address holder and 
that they desire to transfer to the recipient.  

> 2) ARIN will accept any form of RSA with the buyer, including the standard LRSA or a negotiated LRSA, and the actual agreement language will be kept private without disclosure to the ARIN membership or community.

Not quite. The resources transferred must come under a registration services 
agreement; this will usually be a standard RSA, unless otherwise required by
nature of the transfer.  If legacy resources are involved, the result could 
be an LRSA, just as can occur during the assignment of an LRSA during an 8.2
M&A transfer.

> 3) ARIN will accept justification of need from buyers, in private and without disclosure to the ARIN membership or community.


> 4) ARIN will accept the transfer of any arbitrary collection of address blocks, as long as the total is in compliance with justified need.

ARIN has to implement NRPM 8.3 as written, and while it does not 
support "any arbitrary collection of address blocks", the existing
existing NRPM 8.3 language may be less than ideal when compared to 
some goals in the rational of the policy. At the San Juan PPM, the
Policy Experience report noted that there was nothing to prevent 
transfers of resources received back out of the receiving organization, 
and similarly it does not appear to preclude multiple successive 
transfers (depending on the particular utilization situation).
The above issues are compounded by the "single-aggregate" language
applying to the demonstrated need as the policy is presently written.  

While I've mentioned some of these issues individually, I appreciate
your question and the opportunity to put these all in one place as
it may help folks in determining possible next steps for refinement
of the policy.


John Curran
President and CEO

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