[arin-ppml] LAST CALL for Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2016-1: Reserved Pool Transfer Policy
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Wed Oct 26 17:18:39 EDT 2016
The ARIN Advisory Council (AC) met on 21 October 2016 and decided to
send Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2016-1: Reserved Pool Transfer Policy
to Last Call:
The AC provided the following statement to the community:
This proposal is technically sound and enables fair and impartial number
policy by ensuring that the number resources are used in accordance with
the terms under which they were granted. There is significant support
for this change within the Internet community. Re: Merge into 2016-5.
The new text "Address resources from a reserved pool (including those
designated in Section 4.4 and 4.10) are not eligible for transfer."
should be added to the revised 2016-5 sections 8.3 & 8.4 "Conditions on
source of the transfer:”.
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 November 2016. After Last Call, the AC will conduct their
Last Call review.
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Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2016-1: Reserved Pool Transfer Policy
AC assessment of conformance with the Principles of Internet Number
This proposal enables fair and impartial number resource administration
by ensuring that IPv4 resources, which are specially designated for
critical infrastructure and IPv6 transition, are readily available for
many years into the future. This is done by ensuring the resources
remain in their originally designated pool rather than being moved into
the general IPv4 address pool via a transfer. This proposal is
technically sound and is supported by the community.
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.
Add to Section 8.3 and Section 8.4 under the "Conditions on source of
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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