[arin-ppml] ARIN-2011-1: ARIN Inter-RIR Transfers - Revised Assessment

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Wed Nov 9 14:19:12 EST 2011


Requesting two points of clarification:

On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 1:51 PM, ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:
> ·      The phrase, "compatible, needs-based policies" is not specifically
> defined.  If adopted, staff would consider a “compatible, needs-based
> policy" for outward transfers as a transfer policy at another RIR that
> requires the recipient to have operational need for the address space, and
> to demonstrate that need to their RIR for transfer approval.

Consider a situation in which an RIR has a general transfer policy
which requires a recipient to have and demonstrate operational need
for address space but, for one reason or another, said policy is
inapplicable to one specific transfer. I imagine that staff would
analyze the situation one of three ways:

1. The RIR's transfer policy is not compatible because it contains
exceptions to needs-based analysis.

2. The specific transfer is prohibited because it does not fall under
transfers governed by the RIR's needs-based policy.

3. The RIR's transfer policy is compatible and ARIN permits the
specific transfer.

Which is correct? Or is there another resolution that I've overlooked?

>       B.  ARIN General Counsel Comments
>  Adoption of this policy will materially assist ARIN's legal position.

This is... vague. I know I haven't a clue what it's supposed to mean.
Could council expand on the anticipated impact to ARIN's legal

Bill Herrin

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