Published on July 25th, 2017
Slowly but surely, ARIN is chipping away at the impediment of having to justify IPv4 purchases via transfer.
Recently implemented policy changes have achieved the following:
A new proposal, which is pending review, will improve things even more:
These changes are good for small to medium sized ARIN members, as they specifically make it easier to request small blocks of /16 and smaller.
By the time IPv4 transfers slow to a trickle, due to decreased supply, ARIN may completely remove IPv4 transfer justification. What will come first: IPv4 transfer runout or removal of needs justification?
The good news is we are on the right path.