[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2016-1: Reserved Pool Transfer Policy

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Mon Apr 11 13:43:21 EDT 2016

> On Apr 6, 2016, at 20:11 , Gary Buhrmaster <gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 4:55 PM, ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:
> ....
>> Policy statement:
>> Add to Section 8.3 and Section 8.4 under the "Conditions on source of the
>> transfer:"
>> Address resources from a reserved pool (including those designated in
>> Section 4.4 and 4.10) are not eligible for transfer.
> I am in favor of the intent, although I would have
> (at first thought) expected that the "resources
> transferred will be subject to ARIN policies"
> would have resulted in a review of the recipients
> planned usage.  However, given the possible
> interpretations (which historically any ambiguity
> goes in favor of the requester), I can see that
> some improvements might be valuable.  However,
> I would suggest that the proposed language be
> modified to allow for a transfer if the recipient
> would otherwise meet the requirements that could
> be used to approve the resources from the reserved
> block.
> What about something like:
> "Recipients of resources from a reserved pool ....
> must demonstrate that the recipient would
> qualify for those resources under existing policy,
> and the resources may not be transferred out
> of region”.

I’d be OK with this, but given that there is remaining free pool for these resources, I’m not sure that it isn’t better to have a clear policy that when the resources in these categories are no longer needed, voluntary return to ARIN is expected.

Unlike the normal case where freeing up resources may require extraordinary effort and thus some level of incentive, these are micro-allocations made for a specific purpose which is relatively binary… Either that purpose continues to exist or it does not. In case of the latter, the resources should be returned.

There is no possibility of legacy issues in these pools, so each of the resources in question is attached to an annual billing.

As such, non-renewal should address any abandonment issues.


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