ARIN-PPML Message

[ppml] ARIN Policy Proposal 2002-9

A copy of a message sent to the ARIN public policy mailing list
on September 30, 2002, is provided at the bottom of this message.
The author intended this message to become a new policy proposal.

ARIN welcomes feedback and discussion about the following policy
proposal in the weeks leading to the ARIN Public Policy Meeting
in Eugene, Oregon, scheduled for October 30-31, 2002. All feedback
received on the mailing list about this policy proposal will be
included in the discussions that will take place at the upcoming
Public Policy Meeting.

This policy proposal discussion will take place on the ARIN Public
Policy Mailing List (ppml at arin.net).  Subscription information is
available at http://www.arin.net/mailing_lists/index.html

Richard Jimmerson
Director of Operations
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

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Policy Proposal 2002-9: To Allow Micro-Assignments for End-user
Organizations

Specific language to be adopted:
Keep all the current IPV4 End-user Assignments language except to change
in third paragraph change /20 to /24:
The new paragraph will read:
The minimum block of IP address space assigned by ARIN is a /24. If
assignments smaller than /24 are needed, end-users should contact their
upstream provider.

Arguments for the Proposal and General Discussion of the Issue:
I started a company in 1991 and was able to obtain a Class C license.
Our company did well and grew to more than a hundred employees. I left the
company last year and started a new company. My old company still has
the class C that I registered. (/24)
My new company is growing but does not support the use of a /20 address
space. My ISP is charging me for every ip address I use. I never paid
for ip address in the past and do not feel good about it now.
We should have a policy in place that supports small businesses and does
not promote ripping off the small business's by the letting the large
ISP's charge for each IP used.

Proposed Timetable for Implementation:
To be voted October 30th for immediate implementation.

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