[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2019-14: No Specified Transfers for Blocks

ARIN info at arin.net
Tue May 21 14:06:32 EDT 2019

On 16 May 2019, the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) accepted "ARIN-prop-274: 
No Specified Transfers for Blocks" as a Draft Policy.

Draft Policy ARIN-2019-14 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-2019-14: No Specified Transfers for Blocks

Problem Statement:

The ARIN “Unfulfilled Requests” policy creates an opportunity for an 
ARIN member to claim need for number resources, wait for those resources 
to become available via returns or reclamations, acquire them (per of the NRPM), wait a day after the mandatory “hold time”, and 
then profit from them via a specified transfer transaction.

This waiting list policy freely provides number resources, creating an 
incentive for profit-taking through fraudulent applications or making 
misrepresentations to registration services.

ARIN can avoid this problem by prohibiting non-8.2 transfers for blocks 
distributed under using language very similar to policy 
elsewhere in the NRPM.

Policy Statement:

Add a second paragraph to

IP allocations issued through are non-transferable via section 
8.3 and section 8.4. In the case of a section 8.2, transfer of the IP 
assignment must be utilized for the same purpose or needs justified used 
for the original 4.1.8 application.


Timetable for implementation: Immediate

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