prop-118: No need policy in APNIC region

Proposal text

prop-118-v001

Synopsis

Simplify transfer of IPv4 space between resource holders. Ease some administration on APNIC staff.

Current status Under discussion on the Policy SIG mailing list. To be discussed at APNIC 43.
Author

David Hilario

Relevant forum Policy SIG
Previous versions

N/A

Status at other RIRs

RIPE region has an all around no need policy in IPv4, even for first allocation, transfers do not require the recipient to demonstrate their intended use of the resources .

ARIN, need base for both transfers and resources issued by ARIN.

AFRINIC, need based policy on transfers (not active yet) and resource request from AFRINIC based on needs.

LACNIC, no transfers, need based request.

Out of all these RIR, only ARIN and RIPE NCC have inter-RIR transfer policies, ARIN has made clear in the past that the “no need” policy from the RIPE region would break inter-RIR transfers from ARIN to RIPE region.

Proposal history
31 January 2017 Version 1 posted to the Policy SIG mailing list for discussion.