Staff and Legal Review for Draft Policy ARIN-2019-1

Clarify Section 4 IPv4 Request Requirements

Summary (Staff Understanding)

Draft Policy 2019-1: Clarify Section 4 IPv4 Request Requirements It is staff understanding that this policy changes section 4.1.8 and effectively outlines a clear intent that an organization may only apply for IPv4 addresses if they have not received IPv4 addresses within three months prior to submitting an application. The new text also introduces a clear statement to staff that any organization applying for IPv4 addresses cannot have transferred IPv4 addresses to another party under Section 8 within 36-months prior to the application.


ARIN Staff Comments

The new text is clear and easily understood.

This policy will have the following impact:

  • Staff training
  • Updated guidelines and internal procedures
  • Updated documentation on website

This policy can be implemented as written.

ARIN General Counsel – Legal Assessment

ARIN Counsel sees no material legal issue in the draft policy, and believes the policy will assist ARIN achieve anti-fraud objectives.

Proposal/Draft Policy Text Assessed: 16 April 2019 Version