[arin-ppml] Thoughts on 2015-7

Rob Seastrom rs-lists at seastrom.com
Thu Aug 20 15:46:08 EDT 2015

Dear Colleagues,

It's been almost two months since ARIN 2015-7 was submitted.  Anyone have thoughts on "Simplified requirements for demonstrated need for IPv4 transfers"?

The AC would love your input.

Draft policy text follows:

Draft Policy ARIN-2015-7
Simplified requirements for demonstrated need for IPv4 transfers

Date: 23 June 2015

Problem statement:

ARIN transfer policy currently inherits all its demonstrated need 
requirements for IPv4 transfers from NRPM sections 4. Because that 
section was written primarily to deal with free pool allocations, it is 
much more complicated than is really necessary for transfers. In 
practice, ARIN staff applies much more lenient needs assessment to 
section 8 IPv4 transfer requests than to free pool requests, as 24-month 
needs are much more difficult to assess to the same level of detail.

This proposal seeks to dramatically simplify the needs assessment 
process for 8.3 transfers, while still allowing organizations with 
corner-case requirements to apply under existing policy if necessary.

Policy statement:

8.1.x Simplified requirements for demonstrated need for IPv4 transfers

IPv4 transfer recipients must demonstrate (and an officer of the 
requesting organization must attest) that they will use at least 50% of 
their aggregate IPv4 addresses (including the requested resources) on an 
operational network within 24 months.

Organizations that do not meet the simplified criteria above may instead 
demonstrate the need for number resources using the criteria in section 
4 of the NRPM.


a. Timetable for implementation: Immediate

b. Anything else

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