[arin-ppml] LAST CALL for Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2015-11: Remove transfer language which only applied pre-exhaustion of IPv4 pool
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Wed Feb 24 04:49:30 EST 2016
The ARIN Advisory Council (AC) met on 18 February 2016 and decided to
send the following to last call:
Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2015-11: Remove transfer language which
only applied pre-exhaustion of IPv4 pool
Feedback is encouraged during the last call period. All comments should
be provided to the Public Policy Mailing List. This last call will
expire on 9 March 2016. After last call the AC will conduct their
last call review.
The draft policy text is below and available at:
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Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2015-11
Remove transfer language which only applied pre-exhaustion of IPv4 pool
AC's assessment of conformance with the Principles of Internet Number
ARIN 2015-11 contributes to fair and impartial number resource
administration by removing from the NRPM text that has become
inoperative since the depletion of the IPv4 free pool in September 2015,
thereby avoiding confusion among people applying for 8.3 or 8.4
transfers. This proposal is technically sound, in that the removal of
the text in question does not create any contradictions or loopholes in
the application of policies that still matter. The proposal was
supported by some community members on PPML and at the ARIN meeting in
Montreal, and did not generate any opposition.
The current policies in NRPM sections 8.3, and 8.4 include language
which is in effect "until exhaustion." As ARIN is no longer able to
fulfil IPv4 requests (per 01 July 2015 press release
has effectively occurred. This proposal serves to remove the outdated
language from the NRPM.
Remove sections of the NRPM which were only affective until IPv4 pool
exhaustion occurred, as follows:
Section 8.3 Transfers between Specified Recipients within the ARIN Region:
- Remove entirely the second bullet which reads "The source entity will
be ineligible to receive any further IPv4 address allocations or
assignments from ARIN for a period of 12 months after a transfer
approval, or until the exhaustion of ARIN's IPv4 space, whichever occurs
Section 8.4 Inter-RIR Transfers to Specified Recipients:
- Remove entirely the third bullet which reads "Source entities within
the ARIN region will not be eligible to receive any further IPv4 address
allocations or assignments from ARIN for a period of 12 months after a
transfer approval, or until the exhaustion of ARIN's IPv4 space,
whichever occurs first."
Timetable for implementation: Immediate
ARIN STAFF & LEGAL ASSESSMENT
Draft Policy ARIN-2015-11
REMOVE TRANSFER LANGUAGE WHICH ONLY APPLIED PRE-EXHAUSTION OF IPV4 POOL
Date of Assessment: 22 October 2015
1. Summary (Staff Understanding)
This proposal calls for the removal of language in 8.3 and 8.4 of NRPM
that sets a condition on the amount of time that must pass before the
source of an 8.3 or 8.4 transfer may request additional IPv4 address
space as a recipient.
A. ARIN Staff Comments
* Since ARIN staff considers the depletion of the IPv4 address space as
a single, one-time, event that has already occurred on September 24,
2015, the subject language no longer applies to new IPv4 recipient
requests going forward. As of September 24, 2015, ARIN staff no longer
applies a 12-month lock-out to organizations requesting to receive IPv4
who have previously been the source of an IPv4 allocation/assignment
through an 8.3 or 8.4 transfer.
* ARIN staff considers the removal of policy language to have no effect
on processing of requests; it appears to be purely removal of
inoperative policy text.
* ARIN staff notes that both 8.3 and 8.4 have language that prevents
organizations from being a source in an approved 8.3 or 8.4 transfer if
they have been a recipient of IPv4 address space in the 12 months prior,
and this language is presently operative and would remain so even if the
proposal change is made.
* This policy could be implemented as written.
B. ARIN General Counsel – Legal Assessment
No material legal issues.
3. Resource Impact
This policy would have minimal resource impact from an implementation
aspect. It is estimated that implementation would occur within 3 months
after ratification by the ARIN Board of Trustees. The following would be
needed in order to implement:
* Updated guidelines and internal procedures
* Staff training
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