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

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Wed Oct 19 15:36:49 EDT 2011

On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 3:11 PM, ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:
> 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.

Am I the only one who doesn't think that transfers between ARIN
registrants and transfers between RIR's should be mashed into the same
policy subsection?

Besides, doesn't this language prevent inter-region address transfer
due to mergers or acquisitions? If I want to buy a web hosting shop
and move it off shore, why should I be denied?

Bill Herrin

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