[arin-ppml] 2011-1 dissent Was: Re: ARIN-2011-1: ARINInter-RIRTransfers - Last Call

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Wed Oct 26 09:48:18 EDT 2011

On Oct 26, 2011, at 1:36 PM, William Herrin wrote:

> Actually, I'm not sure about that last sentence. We've all been
> assuming that reciprocity is expected, but rereading draft 2011-1 I
> find no explicit reciprocity requirement. As 2011-1 is understood by
> ARIN, does an RIR which does not permit its addresses to be
> transferred out-region but does apply a needs basis of unknown
> stricture to transfer recipients qualify to receive addresses under
> 2011-1?

The RIR must have a compatible, needs-based transfer policy 
which allows them to approved the request to transfer to the 
recipient; there is no reciprocity requirement in 2011-1.

> Would anyone care to dispute the analysis that all four RIRs will
> write or rewrite transfer policies in order to be compatible with
> draft 2011-1 transfers, each binding ARIN to presently unknown
> restrictiveness (lower bounded in that it must be "needs based") in
> the resulting out-region transfers of ARIN-managed addresses?

The matrix is updated twice per you; you are looking at the June 2011
version in making that analysis.  I believe that APNIC has revised
their transfer policy already as necessary to be compatible.


John Curran
President and CEO

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