Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2022-3

Remove Officer Attestation Requirement for 8.5.5

Status: Implemented
Shepherds: Matthew Wilder, Gerry George

Current Text (21 June 2022)

AC Assessment of Conformance with the Principles of Internet Number Resource Policy:

Draft Policy 2022-3 conforms with the principles of the ARIN Policy Development Process. It is fair, impartial, and technically sound. This policy, if adopted, will remove the requirement of officer attestation from specified transfer recipients. The policy has received support from the community.

Problem Statement:

Requiring an officer attestation requires unnecessary resources and increases the time to complete an IPv4 transfer.

Policy statement:

8.5.5. Block Size

Organizations may qualify for the transfer of a larger initial block, or an additional block, by providing documentation to ARIN which details the use of at least 50% of the requested IPv4 block size within 24 months.

Removing “An officer of the organization shall attest to the documentation provided to ARIN.”

Timetable for implementation: Immediate


  • This is the only remaining mention outside Section 9 (which makes good use of the restrictions it has).
  • Due to the cost of IPv4 at this time it is safe to say that someone of authority is aware of this transaction without having them provide an attestation.

Staff Understanding

ARIN-2022-3 would remove the officer attestation requirement for organizations qualifying for initial transfers larger than a /24 (ARIN’s present minimum IPv4 transfer size) or additional transfers. For reference, this requirement became part of the NRPM Section 8 in February 2017 (/vault/participate/policy/archive/nrpm_20170221.pdf) and is not currently in IP address or ASN allocation policy. The requirement was removed from operational practice for IP address and ASN allocation requests via Consultation 2021.04 Retiring the Officer Attestation Requirement.

The policy text is clear and understandable.

Implementable as Written?


Impact on ARIN Registry Operations and Services:

Minor updates within ARIN Online will need to be made to remove attestation language.

Legal Review:

No material legal issue. Removal of the officer attestation would not materially impact ARIN’s ability to pursue cases of fraud.

Implementation Timeframe Estimate: Six months

Implementation Requirements:

  • Updates to ARIN Online
  • Staff training
  • Updates to public documentation
  • Updates to internal procedures and guidelines

Proposal/Draft Policy Text Assessed: 21 June 2022

History and Earlier Versions

Action Date
Proposal 6 June 2022
Draft Policy 21 June 2022
Recommended 26 October 2022
Last Call 19 April 2023
Advanced to Board of Trustees 23 May 2023
Adopted 18 July 2023