[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-156 Update 8.3 to allow inter-RIR transfers

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Tue Aug 23 14:46:50 EDT 2011

ARIN-prop-156 Update 8.3 to allow inter-RIR transfers

ARIN received the following policy proposal and is posting it to the
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ARIN-prop-156 Update 8.3 to allow inter-RIR transfers

Proposal Originator: Scott Leibrand

Date: 23 August 2011

Proposal type: Modify

Policy term: Permanent

Policy statement:

8.3. Transfers to Specified Recipients

In addition to transfers under section 8.2, IPv4 number resources may
be released to ARIN by the authorized resource holder, in whole or in
part, for transfer:

+ under RSA, to specified organizational recipient(s) within the ARIN
region that can demonstrate the need for such resources, in the exact
amount which they can justify under current ARIN policies.

+ to another RIR, for transfer to a specified recipient in that RIR's
service region who demonstrates plans to deploy the resources for the
justified purpose within 3 months, as long as the request meets the
policy requirements of both RIRs, and the recipient (and any
organizations to which they have transferred or reassigned space) can
show efficient utilization of all prior allocations, assignments, and
transfers according to the current policy requirements of both RIRs.


A number of RIRs already allow IPv4 address transfers within their
service regions.  Given that IPv4 address demand is concentrated in
certain rapidly growing regions,  whereas IPv4 addresses that can be
made available to supply that demand are concentrated in regions with
more historical IPv4 deployment, it would be most efficient for
addresses to be transferred from regions with more supply to regions
with more demand.  If this is not allowed, prices for IPv4 addresses
in high-demand regions will be higher, raising overall costs,
encouraging address holders to transfer addresses outside the RIR
system, and/or encouraging large corporations to acquire addresses in
regions with more supply and then use them in regions with more
demand.  It would be better for the overall Internet industry to allow
inter-RIR transfers to organizations with demonstrated need for
addressing for immediate deployment needs.

This policy text would be intended to replace draft policy 2011-1 ARIN
Inter-RIR Transfers.

Timetable for implementation:  Immediate

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