[arin-ppml] Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2015-7: Simplified requirements for demonstrated need for IPv4 transfers

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Tue Sep 20 20:24:39 EDT 2016

On 15 September 2016, the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) advanced the 
following Draft Policy to Recommended Draft Policy status:

ARIN-2015-7: Simplified requirements for demonstrated need for IPv4 

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Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2015-7: Simplified requirements for 
demonstrated need for IPv4 transfers

Date: 20 September 2016

AC's assessment of conformance with the Principles of Internet Number 
Resource Policy:

2015-7 is one of a set of overlapping policies involving simplification 
of section 8 specified transfer policy.  Each takes a somewhat different 
approach, and all have a degree of community support.  Based on 
community feedback at the upcoming ARIN 38 meeting in Dallas, we hope to 
advance whichever of those proposals is best-supported by the community, 
or craft and advance a unified proposal that incorporates the best 
attributes of the proposals currently on the docket. Moving 2015-7 to 
Recommended Draft will facilitate moving the best policy forward in a 
timely manner.

Problem statement:

ARIN transfer policy currently inherits all its demonstrated need 
requirements for IPv4 transfers from NRPM sections 4. Because that 
section was written primarily to deal with free pool allocations, it is 
much more complicated than is really necessary for transfers. In 
practice, ARIN staff applies much more lenient needs assessment to 
section 8 IPv4 transfer requests than to free pool requests, as 24-month 
needs are much more difficult to assess to the same level of detail.

This proposal seeks to dramatically simplify the needs assessment 
process for 8.3 transfers, while still allowing organizations with 
corner-case requirements to apply under existing policy if necessary.

Policy statement:

Append the follwing bullet point to "Conditions on recipient of the 
transfer" section in NRPM 8.3 and 8.4
A recipient of IPv4 number resources may, at its option, demonstrate 
need by having an officer of the requesting organization attest that 
they will use at least 50% of their aggregate IPv4 addresses (including 
the requested resources) on an operational network within 24 months, 
rather than the criteria enumerated in Section 4 of the NRPM.


a. Timetable for implementation: Immediate

b. Anything else

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