Scott Leibrand scottleibrand at gmail.com
Thu Jun 26 15:31:41 EDT 2014

On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 11:52 AM, Andrew Dul <andrew.dul at quark.net> wrote:

> On 6/2/2014 10:34 AM, Heather Schiller wrote:
> > At the PPM in April, there was support for leaving this paragraph in
> > the NRPM, but removing the words 'aggregate' and 'return', resulting
> > in the text below.   The AC encourages feedback on this proposed change.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > --Heather
> >
> >
> > Draft Policy ARIN-2014-9
> > Resolve Conflict Between RSA and 8.2 Utilization Requirements
> >
> > Remove the words "aggregate" and "reclaim" from 8.2, so it reads:
> >
> > "In the event that number resources of the combined organizations are
> > no longer justified under ARIN policy at the time ARIN becomes aware
> > of the transaction, through a transfer request or otherwise, ARIN will
> > work with the resource holder(s) to return or transfer resources as
> > needed to restore compliance via the processes outlined in current
> > ARIN policy."
> >
> This new text removes the threat of reclamation from the policy manual
> as the current RSA (section 6) prohibits ARIN from reclaiming addresses
> for lack of use, but this rewrite does not make it clear that an
> organization can retain their addresses for future use.  This change
> makes it clear that resources or parts of resources will not become
> orphaned blocks due to a merger or acquisition.  I believe this change
> would promote registry accuracy as it should allow organizations to
> update all their records to show the new holder and user of the
> resources regardless of utilization.
> May I suggest the following rewrite to clarify that an organization can
> retain their addresses through a transfer.

While that was a goal of the original proposal (which would've eliminated
this section entirely) I did not get the sense that the community supported
going that far.  Rather, the consensus seemed to be that if an organization
acquires addresses they don't currently need via M&A transfer, they should
work in good faith to find a buyer for them and transfer them under 8.3 or
8.4.  If they are unwilling to do so, they will remain in violation of this
policy language and be unable to acquire any additional addresses, but ARIN
will not attempt to reclaim the addresses.

> ...ARIN will notify the resource holder(s) that they may return or
> transfer resources as needed to restore compliance via the processes
> outlined in current ARIN policy or retain their resources for future use
> or later transfer/return.

If there is community support for allowing organizations to retain unneeded
resources obtained through M&A for future use, please speak up.  I didn't
hear much support for that position expressed at the meeting.

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