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

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Mon Mar 26 18:50:17 EDT 2012

On Mar 26, 2012, at 6:29 PM, Martin Hannigan wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 4:17 PM, Michael Sinatra
> <michael+ppml at burnttofu.net> wrote:
>> 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)?
> Michael,
> That would be the at least part of the idea. The other would be to
> insure that transfers that occur for reasons not related to bankruptcy
> are fully documented and as transparent as they need to be.  The legal
> comments in the ARIN staff clarity and understanding would have most
> infer that legacy ASN's and IP addresses are in a similar legal state.
> This proposal would remove what is currently an ambiguity, provide a
> useful policy to those who do want to transfer an ASN for a multitude
> of legitimate reasons and to help improve the accuracy of our
> documentation.
> I don't know what the staff experience is, it wasn't contained in the
> C/U. I would be interested to hear it.

Marty, Michael -

Request received.  We will research past staff experience 
regarding ASN transfers and report back to the list.


John Curran
President and CEO

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