[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-152 RSA Modification Limits

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Fri May 27 09:31:05 EDT 2011

ARIN-prop-152 RSA Modification Limits

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ARIN-prop-152 RSA Modification Limits

Proposal Originator: Owen DeLong

Proposal Version: 1

Date: 27 May 2011

Proposal type: new

Policy term: permanent

Policy statement:

Add the following to section 8.1 of the NRPM

All transfers conducted under section 8 of the NRPM shall require the
recipient to sign an RSA which provides at least the same limitations
and restrictions as the standard RSA that would be used with any new
allocation or assignment of number resources in at least the following

  a. Justified Need Requirements
  b. Subject to and Effect of NRPM 12
  c. Requirement for an annual fee to be paid
  d. Subject to future policy revisions adopted by the community

The above requirements may be waived to the extent necessary to meet a
court order or settlement, but, such court order must be public or such
settlement must include terms allowing the settlement terms to be
published by ARIN, including the list of affected addresses and the
exact resulting RSA. ARIN shall publish the terms of any such settlement
and the resulting RSA within 10 days of drafting the settlement or RSA
whichever comes later.


There have been a tremendous number of questions of late as to whether
ARIN policies were followed and to what extent the modified LRSA issued
to some transfer recipients allows such policy to be enforced. Since it
is not possible to make the modified LRSAs public and it is not possible
for the community to exercise any form of independent verification or
validation of staff actions, this policy serves to provide guidelines
and set limits on the extent to which an RSA can be modified to meet the
needs of a transfer.

Timetable for implementation: Immediate

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