[arin-ppml] 2011-1 dissent Was: Re: ARIN-2011-1: ARIN Inter-RIR Transfers - Last Call
owen at delong.com
Thu Oct 20 22:29:17 EDT 2011
> Why bother with the restriction, on the off chance another RIR will
> come up with a stricter criteria for receiving addresses, resulting in
> incompatibility with ARIN's justified need policy?
I believe that a substantially less restrictive policy would be incompatible.
Currently all RIRs have relatively similar needs-based policies for transfers, except APNIC.
APNIC is currently incompatible, but, they have a compatible policy in last call at this time.
> That is... there's not really RIRs that would have a policy resulting
> in them rejecting a transfer that ARIN would approve in their own
> region, and if there are, just let the receiving RIR enforce their
> own policy rather than encumbering the Inter-RIR transfer rule with
> some ambiguous notion of "compatibility".
The intent of that language is to provide ARIN a safety valve to not approve a transfer in a case where the receiving region's policy is regarded as too lax or non-needs-based. It is, in fact, intended to avoid throwing caution to the wind. Staff has also provided clarification that it would be implemented in that way.
With these clarifications, does that help?
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