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Inter-RIR IPv4 transfers begin

ARIN announced today the implementation of the Inter-RIR IPv4 transfer policy (2011-1).  This policy, which has been discussed over the past two meetings was controversial for a number of reasons including that it would potentially move a lot of address space from the ARIN region to other regions.

Since the policy requires a compatible policy with each RIR only the APNIC region will currently be able to perform transfers under this policy.

ARIN has released new guidelines for “8.4 Inter-RIR Transfers to Specified Recipients”.

The announcement also included a note about a twitter discussion to be held August 8th to discuss the new policy.

IANA Contract Awarded to ICANN

After a withdrawal in the contracting process in March, the US Government via the National Telecommunication & Information Administration (NTIA) renewed its contract with ICANN for the IANA operations functions earlier this month.  The new contract begins in October of 2012 with an initial 3 year term.  Two 2-year terms are included as options in the contract.  There was some speculation back in March as to the reasoning behind the awkward process, but a reset appears to have renewed the contract as was originally expected.


Copies of the contract are linked from the NTIA’s website for those who want to dig into the details of the new agreement.


ICANN has also posted their proposal to the US Department of Commerce on their website.