ARIN Policy Proposal 2002-6

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  Subscription information is
available at

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

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Policy Proposal 2002-6: Aggregation Requests

If an organization, whether a member or non-member, ISP or end-user,
relinquishes a group of non-aggregatable address blocks to ARIN, they
shall be allowed to select a block in exchange, of no less than /24, and
no more than the next greater than the sum of the blocks
relinquished.  For example, if an organization relinquished three /24s,
they should be allowed to take either a /24, a /23, or a /22 in
exchange.  If all of the previous address blocks were maintained in the
ARIN database without maintenance fees, the replacement space shall be
as well, but if any one of the returned blocks had associated
maintenance fees, then the replacement block shall also be subject to
maintenance fees.