[arin-ppml] LAST CALL for Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2016-3: Alternative Simplified Criteria for Justifying Small IPv4 Transfers

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Mon Apr 10 16:41:58 EDT 2017

The ARIN Advisory Council (AC) met on 05 April 2017 and decided to
send the following Recommended Draft Policy to Last Call:

Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2016-3: Alternative Simplified Criteria 
for Justifying Small IPv4 Transfers

Feedback is encouraged during the last call period. All comments should
be provided to the Public Policy Mailing List. Last Call will
expire on 24 April 2017.

The Recommended Draft Policy text is below and available at:

The ARIN Policy Development Process is available at:


Sean Hopkins
Policy Analyst
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2016-3: Alternative simplified criteria 
for justifying small IPv4 transfers

AC's Statement of Conformance with ARIN's Principles of Internet Number 
Resource Policy

This proposal is technically sound and enables fair and impartial number 
policy by allowing transfers to specified recipients of blocks of a 
certain size to occur without a needs assessment performed by ARIN 
staff. The Staff and Legal Assessment raised no material issues, and 
there has been consistent support on both the mailing list and at the 
Dallas ARIN meeintg for incorporating this mechanism into NRPM.

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.

This proposal allows organizations using 80% of their current space to 
double their current holdings via 8.3 or 8.4 specified transfers, up to 
a /16 equivalent.

Policy text:

Add a new section:

8.5.7 Alternative Additional IPv4 Address Block Criteria

In lieu of 8.5.5 and 8.5.6, organizations may qualify for additional 
IPv4 address blocks by demonstrating 80% utilization of their currently 
allocated space. If they do so, they qualify to receive one or more 
transfers up to the total size of their current ARIN IPv4 address 
holdings, with a maximum size of /16.

An organization may qualify via 8.5.7 for a total of a /16 equivalent in 
any 6 month period.

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