[arin-ppml] ARIN Response to AFRINIC on Policy compatibility

ARIN info at arin.net
Thu Jan 12 14:17:18 EST 2017


As a result of policy discussions in the AFRINIC region, ARIN is
providing the following to information:

On 30 September 2016 ARIN received a query from AFRINIC requesting an
assessment on the compatibility of AFRINIC proposed
1803-inbound-transfer-policy with ARIN policy. On 6 October 2016 ARIN
responded with the following assessment:

Based on ARIN’s Number Resource Policy Manual, Version 2016.2 – 13 July
2016, and referencing the following text from paragraph 8.4. Inter-RIR
Transfers to Specified Recipients, we have determined that the proposed
AFRINIC Inbound Transfer Policy is not reciprocal.

“Inter-regional transfers may take place only via RIRs who agree to the
transfer and share reciprocal, compatible, needs-based policies.”

In this case reciprocal meaning that the policy provides both RIRs the
same ability to transfer: both in and out. This policy proposal as
written could not be implemented by ARIN. Note that ARIN’s Inter-RIR
transfer policy is based on other RIR's transfer policy and does not
consider any LIR or NIR policies.


John Sweeting
Sr. Director, RSD
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

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