Draft Policy ARIN-2021-4

Clarifications to Sections 8.3, 8.4 and 8.5.6

Status: Under Discussion
Shepherds: Alyssa Quinn, Andrew Dul

Current Text (20 July 2021)

Problem Statement:

The current language in Sections 8.3 and 8.4 is not clear regarding ASN-only transactions as well as the term “number resources”. The current language in Section 8.5.7 is not clear with regard to additional IPv4 space.

Policy statement:

In Section 8.3:

Replace

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

with

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

Replace

“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.”

with

“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.”

In Section 8.4:

Replace

“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.”

with

“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.”

Replace

“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.”

with

“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.”

In Section 8.5.6:

Replace

“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.”

with

“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.”

Comments:

These changes were originally included in ARIN-edit-2021-1. Staff and Legal review of ARIN-edit-2021-1 on June 14, 2021 indicated that some changes were not editorial in nature. The editorial changes went forward in ARIN-edit-2021-1 and the non-editorial changes are included here.

Timetable for implementation: Immediate

History and Earlier Versions

History
Action Date
Proposal 17 August 2021
Draft Policy 24 August 2021

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