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

Jose R. de la Cruz III jrdelacruz at acm.org
Wed May 18 07:07:33 EDT 2016

I support the policy changes as written.


On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 12:55 PM, ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:

> 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:
> https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2016_1.html
> 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
> The ARIN Policy Development Process (PDP) can be found at:
> https://www.arin.net/policy/pdp.html
> Draft Policies and Proposals under discussion can be found at:
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> Regards,
> Communications and Member Services
> American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
> ## * ##
> 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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