[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2015-4: Modify 8.2 section to better reflect how ARIN handles reorganizations

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Draft Policy ARIN-2015-4
Modify 8.2 section to better reflect how ARIN handles reorganizations

On 21 May 2015 the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) accepted "ARIN-prop-218 
Modify 8.2 section to better reflect how ARIN handles reorganizations" 
as a Draft Policy.

Draft Policy ARIN-2015-4 is below and can be found at:

You are encouraged to discuss the merits and your concerns of Draft
Policy 2015-4 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

The ARIN Policy Development Process (PDP) can be found at:

Draft Policies and Proposals under discussion can be found at:


Communications and Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

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Draft Policy ARIN-2015-4
Modify 8.2 section to better reflect how ARIN handles reorganizations

Problem Statement:

ARIN staff indicated that NRPM 8.2 does not clearly indicate how ARIN 
procedures handle reorganizations. ARIN staff indicated that the first 
policy bullet point does not apply to reorganizations.

Policy statement:

Replacement text for entire 8.2 section:

8.2. Mergers, Acquisitions, and Reorganizations

ARIN will consider requests for the transfer of number resources in the 
case of mergers, acquisitions, and reorganizations under the following 

-The current registrant must not be involved in any dispute as to the 
status of the resources to be transferred.

-The new entity must sign an RSA covering all resources to be transferred.

-The resources to be transferred will be subject to ARIN policies.

-The minimum transfer size is the smaller of the original allocation 
size or the applicable minimum allocation size in current policy.

-For mergers and acquisition transfers, the recipient entity must 
provide evidence that they have acquired assets that use the resources 
to be transferred from the current registrant. ARIN will maintain an 
up-to-date list of acceptable types of documentation.

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.


The problem statement is addressed by:

-re-title 8.2

-clarify the documentation bullet point

-rearrange the documentation bullet to the end of the list since it only 
applies to some requestors, while the other bullet points apply to all 

a.Timetable for implementation: Immediate

b.Anything else

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