[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2015-2: Modify 8.4 (Inter-RIR Transfers to Specified Recipients)

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Draft Policy ARIN-2015-2
Modify 8.4 (Inter-RIR Transfers to Specified Recipients)

On 21 May 2015 the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) accepted "ARIN-prop-216 
Modify 8.4 (Inter-RIR Transfers to Specified Recipients)" as a Draft Policy.

Draft Policy ARIN-2015-2 is below and can be found at:

You are encouraged to discuss the merits and your concerns of Draft
Policy 2015-2 on the Public Policy Mailing List.

The AC will evaluate the discussion in order to assess the conformance
of this draft policy with ARIN's Principles of Internet Number Resource
Policy as stated in the PDP. Specifically, these principles are:

   * Enabling Fair and Impartial Number Resource Administration
   * Technically Sound
   * Supported by the Community

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Draft Policies and Proposals under discussion can be found at:


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Draft Policy ARIN-2015-2
Modify 8.4 (Inter-RIR Transfers to Specified Recipients)

Date: 26 May 2015

Problem Statement:

Organizations that obtain a 24 month supply of IP addresses via the 
transfer market and then have an unexpected change in business plan are 
unable to move IP addresses to the proper RIR within the first 12 months 
of receipt.

Policy statement:

Replace 8.4, bullet 4, to read:

"Source entities within the ARIN region must not have received an 
allocation or assignment of IPv4 number resources from ARIN for the 12 
months prior to the approval of a transfer request."


The intention of this change is to allow organizations to perform 
inter-RIR transfers of space received via an 8.3 transfer regardless of 
the date transferred to ARIN . A common example is that an organization 
acquires a block located in the ARIN region, transfers it to ARIN, then 
3 months later, the organization announces that it wants to launch new 
services out of region. Under current policy, the organization is 
prohibited from moving some or all of those addresses to that region's 
Whois; the numbers are locked in ARIN's Whois. It's important to note 
that 8.3 transfers are approved for a 24 month supply, and it would not 
be unheard of for a business model to change within the first 12 months 
after approval. In addition this will not affect the assignments and 
allocations issued by ARIN they will still be subject to the 12 month 

a. Timetable for implementation: Immediate

b. Anything else

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