[LACNIC/Politicas] Sobre propuesta de transferencia de recursos IPv4 (LAC-2009-04)

Scott Leibrand scottleibrand at gmail.com
Mon May 10 16:08:18 BRT 2010

The history of the Transfer Listing Service idea in the ARIN region is a 
bit complicated.  It originally was proposed as part of the original 
transfer policy proposal, 2008-2 
(https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2008_2.html).  That proposal was 
eventually abandoned as too complicated in favor of a much simpler 
transfer policy, which was then modified through the emergency PDP to 
get the policy we have today 
(https://www.arin.net/policy/nrpm.html#eight3).  I subsequently proposed 
a Transfer Listing Service policy proposal (proposal 96 at 
After discussion with ARIN staff, we decided that this proposal was 
really an operational issue, not policy, so the ARIN AC abandoned that 
policy proposal in favor of discussing the proposed Transfer Listing 
Service through the Consultation and Suggestion process, which is what 
is underway now 

So, to answer your question, yes, there has been prior discussion of the 
Transfer Listing Service in the context of 2008-2 and Proposal 96.  For 
the more recent discussions, I would start by searching for Transfer 
listing service on the 
http://lists.arin.net/pipermail/arin-ppml/2009-June/thread.html page.

For what it's worth, my own read on the situation is that barring any 
significant new objections, the Transfer Listing Service will most 
likely be implemented by ARIN after the completion of the consultation 
period.  The exact structure of the listing service is still to be 
determined, based among other things on comments received during 

I am not aware of any proposals in APNIC, RIPE, or AfriNIC to implement 
a similar listing service.

Hope that helps,

On Mon 5/10/2010 10:00 AM, Antonio M. Moreiras wrote:
> Hi Scott, thanks for clarifying... I was looking for it in the current 
> policy, and policy proposals...  Is it correct to say that it was a 
> proposal from ARIN staff, and that it is not directly linked with the 
> policy itself? There is only one comment in the public consultation 
> (http://lists.arin.net/pipermail/arin-consult/2010-April/000160.html) 
> and it proposes a very restricted version of the list, something based 
> on consults, like a simplified whois... Do you know if there was some 
> discussion regarding this service in any other place?
> Do you, or anyone, know of other services similar to this offered by 
> the others RIRs?
> []s
> Moreiras
>> To clarify, ARIN draft policy 2010-1 is the Waiting List for Unmet 
>> IPv4 Requests proposal.  It mostly deals with what is expected to be 
>> a large unmeetable demand for free IPv4 address space once the ARIN 
>> free pool starts running out.  It does not deal directly with the 
>> transfer market.
>> In addition, ARIN has a transfer policy similar to the one being 
>> proposed here.  Part of the implementation of the transfer policy is 
>> to create a transfer listing service 
>> (http://www.arin.net/resources/transfer_listing.html) where 
>> participants who agree to supply their contact information can be 
>> contacted by other qualified parties who may be seeking or currently 
>> holding corresponding numbering resources.
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