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

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Draft Policy ARIN-2016-1
Reserved Pool Transfer Policy

On 17 March 2016 the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) accepted "ARIN-prop-226 
Reserved Pool Transfer Policy" as a Draft Policy.

Draft Policy ARIN-2016-1 is below and can be found at:

You are encouraged to discuss the merits and your concerns of Draft
Policy 2016-1 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-2016-1
Reserved Pool Transfer Policy

Date: 22 March 2016

Problem Statement:

Section 8 of the current NRPM does not distinguish between the transfer 
of blocks from addresses that have been reserved for specific uses and 
other addresses that can be transferred. In sections 4.4 and 4.10 there 
are specific address blocks set aside, based on the need for critical 
infrastructure and IPv6 transitions. Two issues arise if transfers of 
reserved address space occur under the current language of section 8. 
First, if transfers of 4.4 or 4.10 space occur under the current policy 
requirements set forth in sections 8.3 and 8.4, the recipients will be 
able to acquire space that was originally reserved for a specific 
purpose without ever providing evidence that they will be using the 
space for either critical infrastructure or IPv6 transition. Second, if 
we allow an allocation or assignment from the block reserved in section 
4.10 to be transferred out of the region, it would complicate the single 
aggregate from which providers are being asked to allow in block sizes 
smaller than a /24. This policy would limit the transfer of addresses 
from reserved pools.

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.

Timetable for implementation: Immediate

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