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

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Wed Oct 19 16:02:19 EDT 2011

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On Oct 19, 2011, at 9:36 PM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:

> 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?

They aren't. There is nothing about transfers between RIR's here other than the role the RIRs play in transfers between registrants in different RIR's service regions.
> 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?
There remain all the same options that have always existed under section 8.2 for such actions.
This policy does not seek to change that. If you feel it should be changed, you should submit a proposal to make the changes you consider desirable.


> Regards,
> Bill Herrin
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