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[ppml] Policy Proposal: Address Space for Multiple Discrete Networks

I am submitting the following proposal IAW ARIN's Internet Resource Policy
Evaluation Process. In the interest of all I would like to disclose up front
that the information used to prepare this template was provided by ARIN
staff. 

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Template: ARIN-POLICY-PROPOSAL-TEMPLATE-1.0 
1. Policy Proposal Name: Address Space for Multiple Discrete Networks

2. Author 
	a. name: Bill Darte
	b. e-mail: billd at cait.wustl.edu
	c. telephone: 314 935-7575
	d. organization: ARIN Advisory Council

3. Proposal Version:  1

4. Submission Date:  August 18, 2004

5. Proposal type:  Replace existing Policy 2001-6 

6. Policy term:  Permanent 

7. Policy statement:

Organizations with multiple discrete networks desiring to request new or
additional address space under a single Organization ID must meet the
following criteria: 

	(1)  The organization shall be a single entity and not a consortium
of smaller independent entities.

	(2) The organization must have compelling criteria for creating
discrete networks. Examples of a discrete network might include: 
  * Regulatory restrictions for data transmission,
  * Geographic distance and diversity between networks,
  * Autonomous multi-homed discrete networks.

	(3) The organization must keep detailed records on how it has
allocated space to each location, including the date of each allocation.

	(4) When applying for additional space from ARIN, the organization
must show greater than 50% utilization for both the last block allocated by
ARIN, and their allocations from ARIN as a whole. If an organization is
unable to meet this 50% criteria, the organization must not have a /20 or
shorter prefix available when requesting additional space.

	(5) The organization may not allocate additional address space to a
location until each of that location's address blocks are 80% utilized.

	(6) The organization should notify ARIN at the time of the request
their desire to apply this policy to their account.

This policy supersedes policy 2001-6.

8. Rationale: 
	a. Contradictions contained within policy 2001-6 have been removed
and replaced with clear, concise text.

	b. Much of the procedural language contained in 2001-6 has been
removed and replaced with policy language.

	c. 2001-6 made it difficult for smaller organizations to qualify as
they were frequently unable to meet the 50% criteria before needing
additional space for existing or new locations.  The new policy utilization
structure now allows both smaller and larger organizations to qualify.
 
9.  Timetable for Implementation: 30 days after ratification of the policy
by the ARIN BoT 

10. Meeting presenter: ARIN AC member
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