[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2019-11: M&A Regional Nexus Exclusion
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Tue May 21 14:01:42 EDT 2019
On 16 May 2019, the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) accepted "ARIN-prop-271:
M&A Regional Nexus Exclusion" as a Draft Policy.
Draft Policy ARIN-2019-11 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
* 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:
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
Draft Policy ARIN-2019-11: M&A Regional Nexus Exclusion
Merger, acquisition, or reorganization activity sometimes results in a
restructuring where company resources, the management of number
resources, and the use of number resources are concentrated outside the
ARIN service region. In this case the surviving legal entity may no
longer meet the ARIN service region nexus requirements, but may prefer
to continue the pre-existing relationship with ARIN.
Example: 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.
Add to section 8.2:
Nexus to ARIN service region requirements as defined in section 9 will
be exempted for M&A.
Timetable for implementation: Immediate
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