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ARIN Appeal Process

Version 1.0 – 27 October 2008

1. Purpose

This process is established to enable persons to appeal an allotment decision made by ARIN if the appellant believes that ARIN has not adhered to the policies and procedures that have been established by the community for the administration and management of Internet number resources. As provided for in the ARIN Bylaws, Article II, this process will be published and made readily available via the ARIN website.

2. Description

An appeal can only be initiated by the registered Administrative Point of Contact for an Organization that has established an ORGID with ARIN and only after the Escalation process has been followed. As only those organizations that have an ORGID can make a valid request for Internet number resources, the Appeal process applies to both first time applicants and returning applicants. All reviews and evaluations made during this process are subject to the policies and procedures that were in effect at the time that the request for Internet number resources was denied.

3. Process Initiation

The appeal process is initiated by sending written notice requesting appeal of a particular allotment decision to the President and CEO. The letter must include the number of the ARIN request ticket that was established at the beginning of the Internet number resource request process. The letter must be sent by the registered Administrative Point of Contact within 30 business days of the date of the email providing the denial of the allocation at the end of the escalation process.

4. Appeal Process

The Appeal Process will follow the arbitration provisions in the Registration Services Agreement ("RSA"), including but not limited to the Governing Law, Jurisdiction, Venue and Dispute Resolution paragraphs of the RSA, and in the absence of a signed RSA, the appeal will be governed by the Dispute Resolution section of the current RSA.