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Draft Policies and Proposals

Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2018-1 :Allow Inter-regional ASN Transfers
Status:

Recommended for adoption

 
Discussion Tracking
Mailing List:
Formal introduction on PPML on 31 January 2018

Origin - ARIN-prop-250
Draft Policy - 31 January 2018
Recommended - 23 April 2018

Public Policy Mailing List
ARIN Public Policy Meeting:
ARIN Advisory Council:

AC Shepherds:
Alison Wood, Chris Tacit

ARIN Board of Trustees:
Revisions Implementation

Version Date: 31 January 2018

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

With the combination of positive community feedback and communication from IANA, the ARIN AC chose to recommend moving 2018-1 to a Recommended Draft state. Previous concerns with RPKI are no longer an issue and are not a barrier to inter-RIR ASN transfers.

Problem Statement:

There is a need to allow RIR transfers of ASNs with RIRs with an equivalent transfer policy.

Policy statement:

Change the first sentence in section 8.4 from:

"Inter-regional transfers may take place only via RIRs who agree to the transfer and share reciprocal, compatible, needs-based policies."

To:

"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."

Comments:

Timetable for implementation: Immediate

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ARIN STAFF & LEGAL ASSESSMENT

Draft Policy ARIN-2018-1

Allow Inter-regional ASN Transfers

https://arin.net/policy/proposals/2018_1.html

Date of Assessment:  19 February 2018

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1.  Summary (Staff Understanding)

Draft Policy 2018-1 NRPM section 8.4 adds the ability for ARIN staff to transfer ASNs between RIRs that share reciprocal, compatible, needs-based policies.

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2.  Comments

A.  ARIN Staff Comments

 

* This is a very straight forward change to NRPM 8.4. Inter-RIR Transfers to Specified Recipients and easy to implement. Once implemented ARIN staff will be able to approve ASN transfers both into and out of the ARIN region to RIRs that share reciprocal, compatible, needs-based policies. As of this date that would include APNIC and RIPE NCC. 

* In our previous assessment of Draft Policy ARIN-2014-15 Allow Inter-RIR ASN Transfers, we noted minimal work was necessary with the exception of the RPKI. Today, the RPKI TA contains all AS numbers (a change to the RPKI commonly referred to as 0/0), making RPKI a non-issue with regard to inter-RIR transfers. However, inter-RIR transfers of AS numbers would greatly complicate any future implementation of an RPKI Global Trust Anchor (GTA) if that were ever to occur.

* During the previous assessment transfers were not fully automated within ARIN's registry system. ARIN's systems now conduct transfers via ARIN Online, a facility giving ARIN proper audit trails and the generation of publicly available transfer log (used by third parties to monitor ARIN's transfer activity). These automated processes will need to be modified to accommodate Inter-RIR transfers, with an estimated effort of between 1 and 2 months.

 B.  ARIN General Counsel – Legal Assessment

* No material legal risk in this policy

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3.  Resource Impact

Implementation of this policy would have minimal impact. It is estimated that implementation could occur within 3 months after ratification by the ARIN Board of Trustees. The following would be needed in order to implement:

* Updated guidelines and internal procedures

* Staff training

* Between 1 and 2 months of engineering work will be required

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4. Proposal/Draft Policy Text Assessed

Draft Policy 2018-1: Allow Inter-regional ASN Transfers

Version Date: 31 January 2018

Problem Statement:

There is a need to allow RIR transfers of ASNs with RIRs with an equivalent transfer policy.

Policy statement:

Change the first sentence in section 8.4 from:

"Inter-regional transfers may take place only via RIRs who agree to the transfer and share reciprocal, compatible, needs-based policies."

To:

"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."

Comments:

Timetable for implementation: Immediate

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