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ARIN-prop-194

ARIN-prop-194 Improving 8.4 Anti-Flip Language

Proposal Originator: David Huberman

Date: 6 January 2014

Problem Statement:
8.4 anti-flipping language states:
"Source entities within the ARIN region 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. This restriction does not include M&A transfers."

This accidentally prevents anyone who receives BLOCK A in 2014 from transferring to another RIR a different block, BLOCK B, which was issued 5, 10, 15, 20 years ago. In my company, we needed to move a block being used in Asia over to APNIC. The block was legacy. But because we had gotten a new block in 2013, we were prevented from moving the old block to a different RIR.

With exhaustion imminent, I think we should remove this policy statement to:
1) Stop the unintentional road blocks of real network situations
2) Recognize that policy must adapt to post-exhaustion, so text like this will only cover very corner cases, and in those corner cases, may unintended bad consequences.

Policy statement:
Remove the language:
"Source entities within the ARIN region 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. This restriction does not include M&A transfers."

Comments:
a.Timetable for implementation: Immediate
b.Anything else:

 

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