Draft Policy ARIN-2021-1

ASN Clarifications to Sections 2, 8 and 10

Status: Under Discussion
Shepherds: Anita Nikolich, Gary Giesen

Current Text (23 February 2021)

Problem Statement:

The community has raised concerns that the current language in Section 8 is not clear regarding ASN-only transactions. There are also some language and reference inconsistancies which should be addressed while adjusting Section 8 and concordant adjustments to Sections 2 and 10.

Policy statement:

Add a definition for ASN in Section 2:

Section 2.X Autonomous System Number (ASN)

An Autonomous System Number (ASN) is a unique identifier which represents a collection of network resources operated under a common routing policy administration, known as an autonomous system.

In Section 8.2:

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“The Internet number resources being transferred as part of an 8.2 transfer will not be subject to a needs-based assessment during the process of the 8.2 transfer.”

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“The Internet number resources being transferred as part of a transfer under section 8.2 will not be subject to a needs-based assessment during the process of the transfer.”

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“The recipient must provide evidence that they have acquired the assets that use the resources to be transferred from the current registrant.”

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“The recipient must provide evidence that it has acquired the assets that use the resources to be transferred from the current registrant.”

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“The recipient must show that they have acquired the entire entity which is the current registrant.”

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“The recipient must show that it has acquired the entire entity which is the current registrant.”

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“An organization which serves as the source of an 8.2 IPv4 transfer will not be allowed to apply for IPv4 address space under section 4.1.8 ARIN Waitlist for a period of 36 months following said transfer unless the recipient organization remains a subsidiary, parent company, or under common ownership with the source organization.”

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“An organization which serves as the source of an IPv4 transfer under section 8.2 will not be allowed to apply for IPv4 address space under section 4.1.8 ARIN Waitlist for a period of 36 months following said transfer unless the recipient organization remains a subsidiary, parent company, or under common ownership with the source organization.”

In Section 8.3:

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“In addition to transfers under section 8.2, IPv4 numbers resources and ASNs may be transferred according to the following conditions.”

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“In addition to transfers under section 8.2, IPv4 address and/or ASN resources may be transferred according to the following conditions.”

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“The source entity must be the current registered holder of the IPv4 address resources, and not be involved in any dispute as to the status of those resources.”

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“The source entity must be the current registered holder of the IPv4 address and/or ASN resources, and not be involved in any dispute as to the status of those resources.”

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“Number resources received as the result of an 8.2 transfer are out of scope for the purposes of this restriction.”

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“Number resources received as the result of a transfer under section 8.2 are out of scope for the purposes of this restriction.”

In Section 8.4:

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“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.”

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

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“The source entity must be the current rights holder of the IPv4 address resources recognized by the RIR responsible for the resources, and not be involved in any dispute as to the status of those resources.”

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“The source entity must be the current rights holder of the IPv4 address and/or ASN resources recognized by the RIR responsible for the resources, and not be involved in any dispute as to the status of those resources.”

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“Source entities within the ARIN region must not have received a transfer, allocation, or assignment of IPv4 number resources from ARIN for the 12 months prior to the approval of a transfer request, unless either the source or recipient entity owns or controls the other, or both are under common ownership or control. Number resources received as the result of an 8.2 transfer are out of scope for the purposes of this restriction.”

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“Source entities within the ARIN region must not have received a transfer, allocation, or assignment of IPv4 addresses from ARIN for the 12 months prior to the approval of a transfer request, unless either the source or recipient entity owns or controls the other, or both are under common ownership or control. Number resources received as the result of a section 8.2 transfer are out of scope for the purposes of this restriction.”

Add a space between “Section” and “4.4” in the fourth bullet under “Conditions on source of the transfer”

In Section 8.5.6:

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“Organizations with direct assignments or allocations from ARIN must have efficiently utilized at least 50% of their cumulative IPv4 address blocks in order to receive additional space. This includes all space reassigned to their customers.”

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“Organizations with direct assignments or allocations from ARIN must have efficiently utilized at least 50% of their cumulative IPv4 address blocks in order to receive additional IPv4 space. This includes all IPv4 space reassigned to their customers.”

In Section 8.5.7:

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“In lieu of 8.5.5 and 8.5.6, organizations may qualify for additional IPv4 address blocks by demonstrating 80% utilization of their currently allocated space.”

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“In lieu of the requirements in sections 8.5.5 and 8.5.6, organizations may qualify for additional IPv4 address blocks by demonstrating 80% utilization of their currently allocated space.”

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“An organization may qualify via 8.5.7 for a total of a /16 equivalent in any 6 month period.”

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“An organization may qualify via section 8.5.7 for a total of a /16 equivalent in any 6 month period.”

In Section 10.3:

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“This document describes the policy governing the allocation of Autonomous System Numbers (ASNs) from the IANA to the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs).”

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“This document describes the policy governing the allocation of ASNs from the IANA to the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs).”

Timetable for implementation: Immediate

Anything else:

This proposal is intended to be purely editorial in nature

History and Earlier Versions

History
Action Date
Proposal 15 January 2021
Draft Policy 23 February 2021

Advisory Council

Board of Trustees

ARIN Public Policy Meetings