[arin-ppml] Statistics regarding NRPM 8.3 Transfers to date

Matthew Kaufman matthew at matthew.at
Sat Apr 30 11:12:47 EDT 2011

> On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 1:05 AM, McTim<dogwallah at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> IIRC, allocations and assignments are rarely (if ever) made for the
>> "exact amount of resources" recipients can justify.  There is usually
>> some rounding (up).
> There is no requirement for allocations and assignments to be
> "a single aggregate, in the exact amount which they can justify under
> current ARIN policies."
> As there is for 8.3 transfers. However, we expect the applicant
> normally applies for the maximum
> ARIN policies will allow them to justify;   which is the minimum (and
> maximum) size they
> may receive by 8.3 transfer and must be received as a single aggregate block.
> If a transfer recipient "receives multiple CIDR blocks"
> or  "multiple transferred ranges of addresses" that's not receiving a
> single aggregate,
> and would mean fundamental requirements of 8.3 were completely disregarded.

Or that:

A) The staff interpretation is that "a single aggregate" applies only to 
the phrase prior ("can demonstrate the need for such resources"), or

B) There were actually multiple transfers, one after the other, of each 
CIDR block

Personally I think "A" is what happened, that the NRPM is totally 
unclear on this point, that the NRPM also fails to define "aggregate" in 
a way that necessarily means "single CIDR block", and that none of it 
matters because "B" is possible.

I have submitted a policy proposal to address this.

Matthew Kaufman

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