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

ARIN info at arin.net
Tue May 21 14:01:07 EDT 2019

On 16 May 2019, the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) accepted "ARIN-prop-270: 
Inter-RIR M&A" as a Draft Policy.

Draft Policy ARIN-2019-10 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-2019-10: Inter-RIR M&A

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.


Imagine a case where a global company has decided to discontinue service 
in the ARIN service region (shuttering ARIN region offices laying off 
ARIN region employees, and canceling ARIN region customers) and 
repurpose the network resources and number resources in the rest of its 
global footprint.

Imagine a case where a global company has decided to divest its service 
in the ARIN region (selling all ARIN region offices, all ARIN region 
network assets, all ARIN service region customers, all number resources 
used in the ARIN (associated with previous noted sale of network and 
customers), but retaining ARIN issued resources in use outside of the 
ARIN service region.

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.


Timetable for implementation: Immediate

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