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[ppml] Policy Proposal 2007-7 - Last Call

Policy Proposal 2007-7
Creation of Policy for Subsequent End-User IP Requests/Assignments

The ARIN Advisory Council (AC), acting under the provisions of the ARIN
Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process (IRPEP), determined that
there is community consensus in favor of the proposal and moved it to
last call. The AC made this determination at their meeting at the
conclusion of the ARIN Public Policy meeting on 24 April 2007. The Chair
of the AC reported the results of the AC meeting during the Members
Meeting. The AC Chair's report can be found at:
http://www.arin.net/meetings/minutes/ARIN_XIX/mem.html

The AC edited the last sentence; they changed the NRPM section reference
from "...policies 4.3.2, and 4.3.3." to "...the policies found in
Section 4.3 of the NRPM."

The policy proposal text is provided below and is also available at:
http://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2007_7.html

Comments are encouraged. All comments should be provided to
ppml at arin.net. This last call will expire at 23:59, Eastern Time, 9 May
2007.

The ARIN Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process can be found at:
http://www.arin.net/policy/irpep.html

Regards,

Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)


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Annex A

Policy Proposal 2007-7
Creation of Policy for Subsequent End-User IP Requests/Assignments

Proposal type: New

Policy term: Permanent

Policy statement:

4.3.6 Additional Assignments

In order to justify an additional assignment, end-users must have
efficiently utilized at least 80% of all previous assignments, and must
provide ARIN with utilization details. The prefix size for an additional
assignment is determined by applying the policies found in Section 4.3
of the NRPM.

Rationale:

There are no published criteria for additional assignment requests from
end-user networks. NRPM 4.3 seems to only cover initial assignments.
NRPM 4.3.3 states, in part, "Requesters must show exactly how previous
address assignments have been utilized and must provide appropriate
details to verify their one-year growth projection." Unfortunately, the
above text does not specify any metrics for ARIN staff to apply when
determining if an additional assignment is justified. Though most
end-users only get one assignment, some end-users request a 2nd or 3rd
or Nth assignment.

Currently, the ARIN staff applies what they perceive to be "efficient
utilization" criteria; for instance, the end-user must have utilized at
least 80% of last assignment and must provide ARIN with utilization details.

Timetable for implementation: Immediate