[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-171 Section 8.4 Modifications: ASN and legacy resources

Michael Sinatra michael+ppml at burnttofu.net
Thu Jun 14 12:44:55 EDT 2012

Opposed to both the original and modified proposal.


On 6/6/12 2:24 PM, ARIN wrote:
> ARIN-prop-171 Section 8.4 Modifications: ASN and legacy resources
> The proposal originator revised the proposal.
> Regards,
> Communications and Member Services
> American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
> ## * ##
> ARIN-prop-171 Section 8.4 Modifications: ASN and legacy resources
> Proposal Originator: Martin Hannigan
> Proposal Version: 3
> Date: 6 June May 2012
> Policy statement:
> 8.4 Transfers of Legacy Resources to Specified Recipients
> 8.4.1 Legacy Number Resource and ASN Transfers
>    Legacy IPv4 number resources and ASN's may be transferred to
> organizations in any RIR's service region.
> 8.4.2 Minimum Transfer Size
>    Legacy IPv4 number resources and ASN's may be transferred in blocks
> of the minimum allocation unit of the recipient RIR.
> 8.4.3 Needs Assessments and Utilization Requirements
>    Needs assessments and utilization requirements for legacy number
> resources and ASN's are waived.
> 8.4.4 Registry Services
> ARIN will insure that all parties to a legacy number resource or ASN
> transfer agree to provide and maintain accurate WHOIS contact data in
> compliance with WHOIS policy. Transfers shall not be completed until
> all submitted WHOIS update data has been verified as accurate.
> 8.4.5. Chain of Custody Validation
> No resources may be transferred without a verifiable chain of custody
> demonstrating that a party desiring to transfer a resource is the
> legitimate holder of such a resource and is eligible to transfer the
> resource. Upon confirmation of a valid chain of custody of a resource,
> ARIN will certify that resource as transferable. ARIN will maintain
> this certification on file for future reference.
> 8.4.6 Flawed Custody and Fraudulent Applications
> ARIN will reclaim resources that fail chain of custody certifications
> or are deemed to have been fraudulently obtained and presented for
> transfer.
> Such reclaimed resources will be immediately placed on an Abandoned
> Resources List and in escrow. The list shall be
> made available to the public.
> 8.4.7. Legacy resources under agreement with ARIN
> As of the date of adoption of this policy, no legacy resource holder
> shall be allowed to execute an Legacy Resource Services Agreement
> without being able to pass a full chain of custody certification. Upon
> failure of certification, ARIN will place the resources on the
> "Abandoned Resources List" per Section 8.4.6 until custody issues have
> been resolved.
> Rationale:
> The ARIN region has a large pool of legacy number resources and ASN's
> that most agree is causing the pace of IPv6 adoption to under-perform.
> Providing a means through policy to exhaust these pools "should"
> stimulate the adoption of IPv6. The language for non legacy address
> and ASN transfers is unaffected in this proposal.
> The proposal seeks to set clear and written standards for both the
> legacy and non legacy number resource and ASN transfer function along
> a recognized boundary. Standard setting will have a desirable
> technically oriented result that would benefit the community by moving
> us closer to a) full compatibility of 16 and 32 bit ASN's b) bringing
> the legacy trading market entirely above board c) providing standards
> for them to operate by and d) providing for full transparency and
> accountability to the community. it is also acknowledged that
> providing standards as such may
> increase the value of IPv4 addresses in certain transactions such as
> bankruptcy disposition as a result of removing uncertainty
> around the clear requirements that allow for easy and voluntary
> compliance with ARIN policies.
> Requiring a chain of custody
> validation as part of the process will hopefully discourage
> unauthorized transferors from wasting the effort and capital of
> legitimate transferees and ARIN.
> The whois requirements are a small price to
> pay for the ability to transfer a legacy resource. It should also be
> noted that no party is prevented from signing an LRSA if they
> so desire.
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