[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2019-10: Inter-RIR M&A - Seeking Community Comments

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Mon Jul 15 14:51:10 EDT 2019

The only problem I have with this policy is that allows IPv6 transfers.

I have no problem with IPv4 and 16 bit ASN transfers because they are both 
scarce resources.  However, I do not think we should start down the road 
of allowing IPv6 RIR transfers.  If they are operating in a portion of the 
world under another RIR, let them get their IPv6 resources from the new 
RIR blocks. While I have no problem giving them a period of time with both 
blocks to move their IPv6 resources to blocks controlled by the new RIR, I 
do not think we should start down that path with IPv6 for the first time. 
Movement of IPv6 is nowhere as hard as IPv4 with its constrained CIDR 
routing.  IPv6 is easy, every LAN gets a /64.

I did a bit of checking and RIPE, normally the most liberal of the RIR's 
does not permit IPv6 transfers, and I think it should stay that way.  It 
appears that all the other RIR's do not as well.  Afrinic has a proposal 
to allow it, but it has not been adopted.

If the proposal applies only to IPv4 and 16 bit ASN's, I have no problem, 
otherwise I am opposed.

Albert Erdmann
Network Administrator
Paradise On Line Inc.

On Mon, 15 Jul 2019, Kerrie Vassall-Richards wrote:

> Good day everyone,
> I am seeking community input on Draft Policy ARIN-2019-10: Inter-RIR M&A since the last post on this policy on May 21, 2019 there has not been any conversat
> ion around it. As primary shepherd I need to have a good sense of the direction that the community wants to take in regards to this policy. As a starting po
> int I would like to hear from the community if it is thoght the policy is:
> * Enabling Fair and Impartial Number Resource Administration
> * Technically Sound
> * Supported by the Community
>  1.Draft Policy ARIN-2019-10 is below and can be found at: https://www.arin.net/participate/policy/drafts/2019_10/
>  2.NRPM Version 2019.2 - 10 July 2019 can be found here: https://www.arin.net/participate/policy/nrpm/
>  3.The Specific section of the NRPM affected by this policy can be found here: https://www.arin.net/participate/policy/nrpm/#8-2-mergers-acquisitions-and-re
> organizations
> As a reminder please see the problem and the policy statements
> Problem Statement:
> Merger, acquisition, or reorganization activity sometimes results in a 
> restructuring where company resources, the management of number 
> resources, or the use of number resources are concentrated outside the 
> ARIN service region. In this case it may be desirable for the current 
> legal entity or a legal entity that is a parent, child or sister to move 
> the servicing of the number resources to a different RIR.
> Policy Statement:
> *Add to section 8.2:*
> When merger, acquisition, or reorganization activity results in 
> surviving legal entity that is incorporated outside the ARIN service 
> region, or focused outside the ARIN service region, or is merging with 
> an organization that already has a relationship with another RIR, then 
> resources may be moved to another RIR in accordance with the receiving 
> RIR’s policies.
> I look forward to hearing more from everyone on this policy. 
> Warm regards
> Kerrie

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