[arin-ppml] On IPv4 free pool runout and transfer policy requirements for the ARIN region

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Fri Jun 5 12:01:09 EDT 2015

On Fri, Jun 5, 2015 at 9:53 AM, Lu Heng <h.lu at anytimechinese.com> wrote:
> Remove need based potentially unify a global transfer policy since APNIC and
> RIPE has already done so.

Hi Lu,

A globally coordinated policy which also constrained subregistries to
facilitate transfers in accordance with the policy might be
worthwhile. We'd have to take care not to pretend that ARIN and APNIC
work the same way: APNIC cedes much of its registry operation to
National Internet Registries, non-operating entities whose role is to
be miniature APNICs. ARIN has subregistries in little more than name.
ISPs are operating entities which apply the allocated IP addresses to
_their_ operations with the full expectation that the customer holds
addresses only so long as they purchase the attached network service.

Put simply: APNIC NIRs would have to comply with any global transfer
policy as well even as ARIN ISPs are understood to be the direct
customer instead.

Bill Herrin

William Herrin ................ herrin at dirtside.com  bill at herrin.us
Owner, Dirtside Systems ......... Web: <http://www.dirtside.com/>

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