[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2012-3: ASN Transfers

Michael Sinatra michael+ppml at burnttofu.net
Mon Mar 26 16:17:08 EDT 2012

On 3/26/12 12:51 PM, Martin Hannigan wrote:

> I've said similar things in this thread and I'll simply add +1.
> What we seem to be talking about here, at least from the counter
> argument perspective, is a desire to regulate business process instead
> of providing a technically sound and useful mechanism to enable ASN
> transfers.  As someone involved in peering with literally hundreds of
> networks, I'm not convinced that there is a risk that I need to be so
> concerned about that I would want to disallow ASN transfers,
> especially without a single real life incident that is compelling
> enough to warrant a change in thought.
> Adopting this policy will allow ARIN to "get out of the way" and
> legitimize what's already transpiring on a regular basis.  This is a
> good thing.

Hi Marty:

Can you (or perhaps ARIN staff) shed some light on what is already
transpiring with respect to ASN transfers other than via M&A?  I have to
admit that I am pretty out of the loop when it comes to actual demand
for ASN transfers other than the use cases identified by Chris G. a
while back.  The only other thing I see is a quick note by the staff
analysis to the effect that it would expedite bankruptcy proceedings.
Is that the main focus here or are there other use cases (other than the
ones Chris identified)?


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