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

Mike Burns mike at nationwideinc.com
Wed Apr 30 22:58:09 EDT 2014

Hi Andrew,

I had a similar question. 8.3 says the minimum transfer is /24. ARIN's initial ISP minimum allocation is a /20. If a new ISP wants to buy just a /24, which minimum would apply?
We called ARIN today and found out that section 4 prevails and the new ISP could not purchase a /24 even with justified need. He would have to multi-home or justify at least a /20.

If that is the standard then Scott is correct and there is a limit on the number of transfers received in a year and this would cover needs-free transfers, negating the possibility of a series of sub-/16 transfers. I guess staff could confirm this interpretation?

You are correct in noting this would be a deal-breaker for my proposal, so if necessary I will add language to limit needs-free transfers to one per year.


  Fair enough, but one could also argue that 4.1.8 doesn't apply to transfers because the whole section is about ARIN issued space, not transfer obtained space.  They key is how ARIN would implement the proposed policy, which will happen latter in the staff assessment after the proposal is a draft policy. 


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