[arin-ppml] ARIN-2011-1: ARIN Inter-RIR Transfers - Last Call

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Wed Oct 19 15:11:59 EDT 2011

The ARIN Advisory Council (AC) met on 14 October 2011 and decided to
send an amended version of the following draft policy to an extended 
last call:

   ARIN-2011-1: ARIN Inter-RIR Transfers

The AC provided the following statement:

The Advisory Council reviewed the results of feedback from the ARIN
XXVIII Public Policy Meeting concerning Draft Policy 2011-1 Inter-RIR
Transfers.  While there were concerns regarding the presented wording,
there was significant continued support for a policy enabling
Inter-Regional transfers of IPv4 number resources from organizations 
able to make them available to any organization with valid requirements.

In addition to cumbersome wording, the presented text could not be
cleanly inserted into the NRPM.  The following is new language that
directly modifies section 8.3 "Transfers to Specified Recipients" to
allow such transfers to or from organizations in other regions.

The first paragraph is a modified version of the current 8.3 policy
language, envisioning resources being released to ARIN by the authorized
resources holder or additionally by another RIR to be transferred to a
specified recipient.  The second sentence was reorganized to emphasize
that it applies to an organization within the ARIN region that will
receive such a specified transfer, and to eliminate the single aggregate
language per 2011-10 which is also being sent to last call.

The new second paragraph adds language enabling transfers to a specified
recipient in another RIR's service region.  This language specifies that
such recipients justify their need to their RIR, following that RIR's
policies.  ARIN will verify that there is a compatible needs based
policy that the other RIR will use to evaluate the need of the recipient
and that both RIR's agree to the transfer. Implicit in the intent of
the language presented and in conformance with statements made, the size
of the block to be transferred is identified as /24 or larger, for
obvious practical reasons.

In accordance with concern for immediate adoption, the AC chose to
forward this version to last call.  Concerns expressed by some
stakeholders for further controls were noted by the AC, and are being
considered for future policy modification, assuaged in part by ARIN
staff assurances that if any significant abuse of this policy were to
occur, then the policy could easily be suspended.

The AC thanks everyone in the community for their help in crafting this
important policy and for your statements of support or other comments
during Last Call.

Feedback is encouraged during the last call period. All comments should
be provided to the Public Policy Mailing List. Last call for 2011-1 will
expire on 16 November 2011. After last call the AC will conduct their 
last call review.

The draft policy text is below and available at:

The ARIN Policy Development Process is available at:


Communications and Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

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Draft Policy ARIN-2011-1
ARIN Inter-RIR Transfers

Date/version: 14 October 2011

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 or another RIR, in
whole or in part, for transfer to another specified organizational
recipient.  Organizations in the ARIN region may receive transferred
number resources under RSA if they can demonstrate the need for such
resources in the amount which they can justify under current ARIN policies.

IPv4 address resources may be transferred to organizations in another
RIR's service region if they demonstrate need to their region's RIR,
according to that RIR's policies. Inter-regional transfers may take
place only via RIRs who agree to the transfer and share compatible,
needs-based policies. Such resources must be transferred in blocks of
/24 or larger and will become part of the resource holdings of the
recipient RIR.

Timetable for implementation: immediate

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