[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2019-6: Longer Hold Time Requirements for 4.1.8 Recipients

ARIN info at arin.net
Tue Mar 26 15:52:59 EDT 2019

On 21 March 2019, the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) accepted 
"ARIN-prop-265: Longer Hold Time Requirements for 4.1.8 Recipients" as a 
Draft Policy.

The Draft Policy text is below and can be found at:

You are encouraged to discuss all Draft Policies on PPML. The AC will 
evaluate the discussion in order to assess the conformance of this draft 
policy with ARIN's Principles of Internet number resource policy as 
stated in the Policy Development Process (PDP). Specifically, these 
principles are:

* Enabling Fair and Impartial Number Resource Administration
* Technically Sound
* Supported by the Community

The PDP can be found at:

Draft Policies and Proposals under discussion can be found at:


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

Draft Policy ARIN-2019-6: Longer Hold Time Requirements for 4.1.8 Recipients

Problem Statement:

The ARIN Board of Trustees has recently suspended issuance of reclaimed 
number resources under the NRPM 4.1.8 waiting list policy due to 
concerns about “flipping” behavior by recipient organizations.

The minimum hold time before (12 months) for recipients of number 
resources received via 4.1.8 is currently no different than if they had 
received it as an incoming 8.3 transfer. We believe that a longer hold 
time of 24 months, while not a complete solution, will serve as an 
incremental disincentive to flipping schemes while representing no 
downside for organizations that are actually using said number resources.

Policy Statement:

Add the following bullet point under “Conditions on source of the 
transfer” in sections 8.3 and 8.4:

The source entity must not have received a transfer, allocation, or 
assignment of IPv4 number resources from ARIN under the Section 4.1.8 
“Unmet Requests” waiting list policy for the 24 months prior to the 
approval of a transfer request.


Timetable for implementation: Immediate

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