Draft Policy ARIN-2019-12

Status: Under Discussion

Advisory Council Shepherds: Joe Provo, Chris Tacit

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History:

ARIN Advisory Council Meetings:

  • 16 May 2019

Latest Version: 21 May 2019

Problem Statement:

M&A activity sometimes results in a surviving legal entity that is not in ARIN service region, 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. During restructuring the company concentrates its holdings in its European subsidiary, and then dissolved its US legal entity.

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. During restructuring the company concentrates its holdings which are not in us in the ARIN service region in its European subsidiary, and then sells off its US legal entity (including the network, customers, addresses in use, etc) dissolved its US legal entity.

Policy Statement:

Add the following to section 8.2

M&A activity resulting in the surviving legal entity which is not incorporated in the ARIN service region will be permitted to hold number resources directly allocated or assigned by ARIN.

Comments:

Timetable for implementation: Immediate

Anything Else This proposal may be overtaken by a more general approach to ARIN membership legal jurisdiction exclusion