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

Clarify Section 4 IPv4 Request Requirements

Summary (Staff Understanding)

ARIN-2019-01 would restrict organizations that are involved in 8.2, 8.3, and 8.4 transfers from applying for IP addresses from the ARIN Waitlist for specific time periods. Specifically it adds a 36-month restriction for source organizations, and 90-day restrictions for 8.3 and 8.4 recipient organizations. Additionally, ARIN-2019-1 specifies that 8.3 and 8.4 recipient organizations will have any current ARIN Waitlist requests removed.


ARIN Staff Comments

It is worth noting that this Draft Policy does not include the removal of pending ARIN Waitlist requests for organizations that act as source organizations for 8.2, 8.3, or 8.4 transfers, which would allow them to conduct such transfers while waitlisted, and receive resources from the ARIN Waitlist immediately thereafter, as all organizations on the ARIN Waitlist have already applied, and are pending fulfillment.

The text is clear and understandable, and can be implemented as written.

ARIN General Counsel – Legal Assessment

The policy raises no material legal issues.

Resource Impact

Implementation of this policy would have minimal resource impact. It is estimated that implementation would occur within 3 months after ratification by the ARIN Board of Trustees. The following would be needed in order to implement:

  • Staff training
  • Updated guidelines and internal procedures
  • Standard documentation updates

Proposal/Draft Policy Text Assessed: 9 March 2020 Version