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

David Farmer farmer at umn.edu
Mon Sep 30 15:05:35 EDT 2019


I guess I need to use a larger font size and/or get new glasses so I can
read the emails I'm composing, that should have been "Staff Understanding".

Getting older, sucks!!

Also see;
https://www.arin.net/participate/policy/drafts/2019_10/

Sorry for the confusion!!

On Mon, Sep 30, 2019 at 1:45 PM David Farmer <farmer at umn.edu> wrote:

> I have a question regarding the Staff Understating of the policy from the
> Staff and Legal Assessment of the policy, which says the following;
>
> Staff understands the intent of the draft policy is to clarify handling of
> mergers and acquisition transfer processing between RIRs who have
> compatible transfer policies. The proposed change would not be a change
> from present practice but the policy change would make our implementation
> of the current policy clearer. It is understood that IPv6 would be excluded
> since this refers to Inter-RIR transfers in which IPv6 is not permitted to
> be part of the transfer.
>
> Where the new policy text says;
>
> 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.
>
> So my question is;
>
> What in the new policy text justifies the exclusion of transfers of IPv6
> resources for Inter-RiR M&A transfers? The new policy text doesn't directly
> reference section 8.4 which clearly doesn't include IPv6. However, nothing
> explicitly includes IPv6 in section 8.2 for the current Intra-region M&A
> transfers, so what excludes them for Inter-RIR M&A transfers?
>
> While I agree a segment of the community doesn't want there to be
> inter-RIR M&A transfers of IPv6, I don't believe that is what this policy
> text says. If the community's intent is to clarify the status quo then and
> not allow inter-RIR M&A transfers of IPV6, then I believe there needs to be
> an explicit exclusion for IPv6 in Internet-RIR M&A transfers. Otherwise, I
> believe the text as written includes IPv6 inter-RIR M&A transfers.
>
> I cannot support this policy as written, either the policy statement needs
> to be updated to explicitly exclude IPv6 from inter-RIR M&A or the staff
> understating needs to updated to include IPv6 for inter-RIR M&A, because as
> it stands, I believe the staff undressing and the policy text are
> inconsistent with each other.
>
> Thank you.
>
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David Farmer               Email:farmer at umn.edu
Networking & Telecommunication Services
Office of Information Technology
University of Minnesota
2218 University Ave SE        Phone: 612-626-0815
Minneapolis, MN 55414-3029   Cell: 612-812-9952
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