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ACSP Consultation: ARIN Resource Revocation Procedures

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Status
ARIN Staff Closed
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Linked to Discussion Archives: 5 October 2009 6 November 2009
Subject
Suggestion Number : 2009.6

ARIN is seeking community input regarding potential changes to ARIN’s number resource revocation procedures.

ARIN initiates the revocation process when an organization is more than 90 days overdue on their registration fees.  After every possible attempt has been made to contact the organization, ARIN will revoke the resource(s) and remove the record from the database.  At that time, the resource is put into a “hold bucket” for one year before it is added into the available pool for re-issue.  This 12-month period allows adequate time for the resource to clear any filters, and also allows ample time for the organization to pay the overdue fees.

ARIN currently allows organizations the full 12-month period to pay overdue fees and have resources reinstated.  It has been our experience that the majority of ISP and end-user organizations pay overdue fees within one week of having resources revoked, but ASN registrants, who often don’t feel an immediate operational impact from the revocation, tend to come back to pay long after the revocation occurs.

To align our procedures with more generally accepted business practices, ARIN is considering reducing the amount of time an organization has to pay overdue fees to six months, at which point, if no payment has been made, the resources would be permanently revoked.  If an organization attempts to submit payment after the six month limit, they would be required to reapply. If approved, they could receive the same resources if they are available, or new ones if not.

Discussion on arin-consult@arin.net will close on 6 November 2009, at noon EDT.

We welcome community-wide participation. Please address any process questions to info@arin.net.

ARIN Actions

11 November 2009

ARIN thanks the community for its input regarding changes to ARIN's Resource Revocation procedures.

Based on the feedback received, ARIN will modify its current revocation procedures to reduce the amount of time an organization has to pay its overdue fees to six months from the current twelve months. Six months after the date of revocation, the resources will be considered permanently revoked. If an organization attempts to submit payment after the six-month limit, they will be required to reapply for the number resources. If approved, they could receive the same resources if still available, or new ones if not. Additional fees may apply for resource reinstatement following revocation.