Editorial Change ARIN-edit-2020-9

Section 8 Editorial Clean-up

Status: Pending Board of Trustees Review
Shepherds: Alison Wood, Kerrie Richards

Current Text (18 August 2021)

Problem Statement:

ARIN staff have identified some areas of potential NRPM editorial clean-up. Building on those recommendations the ARIN AC NRPM Clean-up Working Group undertook an editorial review of the NRPM.

The focus of the review was to clarify and simplify language, employ consistent and more up to date terminology throughout and renumber the sections after removing section numbers that were no longer being utilized. The changes resulting from this review were captured in ARIN-edit-2020-9, proposed in September 2020.

The portions of ARIN-edit-2020-9 relating to Sections 8.3 and 8.4 of the NRPM are presented in this editorial change for community consideration. The remaining portions will be presented separately.

Policy Statement:

In Section 8.3.:

Under “Conditions on source of the transfer,”

replace

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

with

“Excluding section 8.2 transfers, the source entity must not have received a transfer, allocation, or assignment of IPv4 number resources from ARIN during the 12 months prior to the approval of a transfer request.”

In Section 8.4.:

Under “Conditions on source of the transfer,” replace “Number resources received as the result of an 8.2 transfer are out of scope for the purposes of this restriction” with “This restriction does not include 8.2 transfers.”

Timetable for Implementation: Immediate

Version Reviewed: 22 July 2021

Staff Understanding:

ARIN-edit-2020-9 is intended as an editorial change to Sections 8.3 and 8.4. Specifically it modifies language regarding M&A transfers not being restricted from transferring within 12 months of receiving a transfer, allocation, or assignment of IPv4 number resources from ARIN.

This Editorial Change is clear, understandable, and appears purely editorial in nature.

Implementable as Written?: Yes

Impact on ARIN Registry Operations and Services:

None

Legal Review:

No material legal issue.

Implementation Timeframe Estimate: Three months

Implementation Requirements:

  • Staff training
  • Significant updates to public documentation
  • Significant updates to internal procedures and guidelines

History and Earlier Versions

History
Action Date
Proposal 17 September 2020
Draft Policy 20 October 2020
Editorial Change 23 March 2021
Revised 20 July 2021
Revised 27 July 2021
Revised 18 August 2021