[arin-ppml] Proposed Editorial Revision to Current Text of Draft Policy ARIN-2015-2

Christian Tacit ctacit at tacitlaw.com
Sun Apr 24 12:26:37 EDT 2016


Dear Community Members:
I am writing to advise of some minor suggested editorial changes to the current text of Draft Policy ARIN-2015-2. The intent is to make ensure that the relationship between the source and recipient in the fourth bullet of section 8.4 of the NRPM is clearer. No substantive change is contemplated, and none has been requested following the previous text change, either on PPML or at ARIN 37. Please provide any comments you may have regarding these additional proposed changes as soon as possible. If no material objection is raised, I will modify the text of the proposal formally to reflect the wording below.

"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 a transfer, allocation, or assignment of IPv4 number resources from ARIN for the 12 months prior to the approval of a transfer request, unless either the source or recipient entity owns or controls the other, or both are under common ownership or control. This restriction does not include M&A transfers."
Comments: 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. The need to move the resources does not flow from ARIN policy, but rather from the requirement of certain registries outside the ARIN region to have the resources moved in order to be used there.
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 if there is a need to move them to satisfy the rules of the other region requiring the movement of the resources to that region in order for them to be used there. Instead, 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. The proposal also introduces a requirement for an affiliation relationship between the source and recipient entity, based on established corporate law principles, so as to make it reasonably likely that eliminating the 12 month anti-flip period in that situation will meet the needs of organizations that operate networks in more than one region without encouraging abuse.
a. Timetable for implementation: Immediate
b. Anything else: N/A"
Thank you.
Chris Tacit
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