[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-165 Eliminate Needs-Based Justification

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Fri Feb 17 10:41:24 EST 2012

On Feb 17, 2012, at 2:17 AM, jeffmehlenbacher at ipv4marketgroup.com wrote:

> I would agree that free allocations should be scrutinized closely to
> ensure need.  For 8.3 Specified Transfers however, no purpose is served
> when a transfer is rejected between a Company with an unused allocation
> and a Company in need.  The unused IPv4 block at the source Company
> remains unused.  The rejected recipient Company must seek alternatives
> which may include applying to ARIN for a smaller block from the free
> pool.  

Jeff - 

Present policies require that the recipient "can demonstrate the need for 
such resources in the amount which they can justify under current ARIN 
policies showing how the addresses will be utilized within 24 months."

Due to the reference to present ARIN policies, the organizations that can 
demonstrate the need would be service providers who need IP addresses for 
the network services they provide, and end-user organizations receiving 
assignments of IP addresses for use in its operational networks.

If this constraint on recipients is what you intended in your policy 
proposal, then it would be best to make it explicit that transfers are
permitted to organizations with an operational need for addresses to 
support their network deployment.  I am confident that the ARIN AC can
work with you to determine the appropriate wording if that is the case.

Best wishes,

John Curran
President and CEO

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