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

John Springer springer at inlandnet.com
Thu Oct 20 16:41:25 EDT 2011

I support the policy as written and thank the members of the AC for what 
appears to be a lot of hard work.

John Springer

On Wed, 19 Oct 2011, ARIN wrote:

> 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:
> https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/
> The ARIN Policy Development Process is available at:
> https://www.arin.net/policy/pdp.html
> Regards,
> Communications and Member Services
> American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
> ## * ##
> 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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