Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2022-3
Remove Officer Attestation Requirement for 8.5.5
Status: Recommended Draft Policy
Shepherds: Matthew Wilder, Joe Provo
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.
Requiring an officer attestation requires unnecessary resources and increases the time to complete an IPv4 transfer.
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 and Legal Review (15 August 2022)
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 (https://www.arin.net/vault/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.
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
- Updates to ARIN Online
- Staff training
- Updates to public documentation
- Updates to internal procedures and guidelines
Proposal/Draft Policy Text Assessed: 21 June 2022