Draft Policy ARIN-2019-6: Longer Hold Time Requirements for 4.1.8 Recipients

Status: Under Discussion

Advisory Council Shepherds: Rob Seastrom, Joe Provo

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Latest Version: 26 March 2019

Problem Statement:

The ARIN Board of Trustees has recently suspended issuance of reclaimed number resources under the NRPM 4.1.8 waiting list policy due to concerns about “flipping” behavior by recipient organizations.

The minimum hold time before (12 months) for recipients of number resources received via 4.1.8 is currently no different than if they had received it as an incoming 8.3 transfer. We believe that a longer hold time of 24 months, while not a complete solution, will serve as an incremental disincentive to flipping schemes while representing no downside for organizations that are actually using said number resources.

Policy Statement:

Add the following bullet point under “Conditions on source of the transfer” in sections 8.3 and 8.4:

The source entity must not have received a transfer, allocation, or assignment of IPv4 number resources from ARIN under the Section 4.1.8 “Unmet Requests” waiting list policy for the 24 months prior to the approval of a transfer request.


Timetable for implementation: Immediate