[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-173 Revisions to M&A TransferRequirements(Updated Version)

Michael Sinatra michael+ppml at burnttofu.net
Thu Jul 5 18:28:17 EDT 2012

On 07/05/12 15:24, David Farmer wrote:
> On 7/5/12 17:17 CDT, Michael Sinatra wrote:
>> On 07/05/12 13:31, sandrabrown at ipv4marketgroup.com wrote:
>>> At present, I don't think they will come forward, and risk being told to
>>> aggregate internally generating tons of engineering and operational
>>> work, and thus, the ARIN database would remain out of date.
>> To the extent that this proposal exempts M&A transfers from any
>> renumbering requirement (or even encouragement), it introduces a
>> double-standard into the NRPM. As an example, section requires
>> small multihomers (I love that word!) to renumber upon getting
>> additional assignments. Note the opposition on this mailing list to
>> proposal 167, which would have mitigated that requirement. While not
>> expressing an opinion as to who should "have to" renumber, I do not
>> think the NRPM should have the effect, intended or otherwise, of placing
>> greater renumbering onus on small entities versus large ones. If we're
>> concerned about routing table bloat from the mom-and-pops, then we
>> should be concerned about it from M&A transfers, regardless of the size
>> of the merger or acquisition. Likewise, if it was "too hard" for a
>> Nortel to consider renumbering, why is it so much easier for a
>> mom-and-pop to renumber? Mom-and-pops don't have to renumber as much,
>> but they don't have the same resources at their disposal to throw at the
>> renumbering task.
> I'm missing something here, how does renumbering apply to this discussion?

Paragraph 2 of section 8.2:

"In the event that number resources of the combined organizations are no 
longer justified under ARIN policy at the time ARIN becomes aware of the 
transaction, through a transfer request or otherwise, ARIN will work 
with the resource holder(s) to return, *aggregate,* transfer, or reclaim 
resources as needed to restore compliance via the processes outlined in 
current ARIN policy."

Sandra appeared to be responding to the possibility that ARIN would 
request that M&A transfers result in the aggregation (i.e. renumbering) 
of resources, which she considers onerous: "isk being told to aggregate 
internally generating tons of engineering and operational work."


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