Draft Policy ARIN-2019-4

Allow Inter-regional IPv6 Resource Transfers

Status: Under Discussion

Advisory Council Shepherds: David Farmer, Joe Provo

Join the Public Policy Mailing List

History:

ARIN Advisory Council Meetings:

Presented at:

Latest Version: 26 March 2019

Problem Statement:

There is an operational need to allow RIR transfers of IPv6 resources between RIRs with an equivalent transfer policy. ARIN’s RPKI Trust Anchor (TA) is measurably less widely deployed than TAs from other RIRs. As a consequence, RPKI ROAs published through ARIN offer less value. Operators seeking to extract the most value from their investment in IPv6 would benefit from the ability to transfer IPv6 resources to RIRs with more widely deployed RPKI Trust Anchors.

Policy Statement:

Change the first sentence in section 8.4 from:

“Inter-regional transfers of IPv4 number resources and ASNs may take place only via RIRs who agree to the transfer and share reciprocal, compatible needs-based policies.”

To:

“Inter-regional transfers of Internet number resources may take place only via RIRs who agree to the transfer and share reciprocal, compatible needs-based policies.”

Comments:

Timetable for implementation: Immediate