[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-204 Removing Needs Test from Small IPv4 Transfers (fwd)

Martin Hannigan hannigan at gmail.com
Wed Apr 30 18:44:04 EDT 2014


Not in favor. Post exhaustion perhaps.



On Tuesday, April 29, 2014, John Springer <springer at inlandnet.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> The following timely policy proposal is presented for your consideration,
> discussion and comment. Will you please comment?
>
> As always, expressions of support or opposition (and their reasons) are
> given slightly more weight than reasons why you might be in neither
> condition.
>
> John Springer
>
>
> ARIN-prop-204 Removing Needs Test from Small IPv4 Transfers
>
> Date: 16 April 2014
> Problem Statement:
> ARIN staff, faced with a surge in near-exhaust allocations and subsequent
> transfer requests and a requirement for team review of these, is spending
> scarce staff time on needs testing of small transfers. This proposal seeks
> to decrease overall ARIN processing time through elimination of that needs
> test.
> Policy statement:
> Change the language in NRPM 8.3 after Conditions on the recipient of the
> transfer: from "The recipient must demonstrate the need for up to a
> 24-month supply of IP address resources under current ARIN policies and
> sign an RSA." to "For transfers larger than a /16 equivalent, the recipient
> must demonstrate the need for up to a 24-month supply of IP address
> resources under current ARIN policies and sign an RSA."
> Change the language in the third bullet point in NRPM 8.4 after Conditions
> on the recipient of the transfer: from "Recipients within the ARIN region
> must demonstrate the need for up to a 24-month supply of IPv4 address
> space." to "For transfers larger than a /16 equivalent, recipients in the
> ARIN region must demonstrate the need for up to a 24-month supply of IP
> address resources under current ARIN policies and sign an RSA."
> Comments:
> Needs testing has been maintained for transfers largely because the
> community wishes to ensure protection against hoarding and speculation in
> the IPv4 market. This proposal seeks a middle ground between the
> elimination of needs tests for transfers altogether, and the continuance of
> needs tests for every transfer. This should help ARIN staff to reduce
> transfer processing time, since most transfers have been smaller than /16.
> Timetable for implementation: Immediate
>
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