ACSP Consultation 2021.4 – Retiring the Officer Attestation Requirement is Now Closed

Posted: Monday, 16 August 2021

ARIN thanks those who provided valuable feedback during this consultation on retiring the Officer Attestation requirement for all requests that involve a needs analysis (which today consist of waiting list requests, NRPM 4.4 micro-allocations, NRPM 4.10 IPv6 transition, IPv6 requests, and transfer recipient requests.)

We appreciate the feedback from the community on this consultation and would like to highlight a few topics from that conversation in closing:

  • This proposed change was reviewed with ARIN’s legal counsel prior to opening the consultation, and the change to drop officer attestation of needs-request documentation should not materially affect our anti-fraud processing.
  • The proposed change to officer attestation is only for needs-assessment document requests and would not affect circumstances specified in the Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM).

With these clarifications, we were able to confirm sufficient support of the community participants to this change, and we intend to move forward with the immediate retirement of the Officer Attestation requirement for requests that involve needs analysis as described above.

Thank you again to those who provided valuable feedback on this consultation.


John Curran
President and CEO
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)