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[ppml] Policy Proposal 2007-10 - Abandoned

Policy Proposal 2007-10
End Site Immediate Need Policy

The ARIN Advisory Council (AC), acting under the provisions of the ARIN
Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process (IRPEP), determined that
there is not community consensus in favor of the proposal and abandoned
it. 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 felt that a fresh new start would be best to address concerns put
forward on the mailing list and at the microphone.

In order for this proposal to be further considered the author must use
the last call petition process as defined in the ARIN Internet Resource
Policy Evaluation Process. This policy will be considered to be
abandoned if the author of the proposal does not initiate a last call
petition by 23:59, Eastern Time, 2 May 2007.

The policy proposal text is provided below and is also available at:
http://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2007_10.html

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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Policy Proposal 2007-10
End Site Immediate Need Policy

Proposal type: new

Policy term: permanent

Policy statement:

Create new section in NRPM 4.3.6. to mirror the intent of 4.2.1.6, but
modified for end sites. If pending proposal "Modernization of ISP
Immediate Need Policy" is ratified, this new section will read:

     4.3.6 Immediate Need: If an end-user has an immediate need for
address space, and can provide justification to show that the address
space will be utilized within 30 days of the request, ARIN may issue a
block of address space, not larger than a /16 nor smaller than ARIN's
customary minimum allocation, to that organization. These cases are
exceptional.

In the absence of ratification of ""Modernization of ISP Immediate Need
Policy", this proposal is to add section 4.3.6 with a modification of
the current text of 4.2.1.6 to make it apply to end-users:

     4.3.6 Immediate Need: If an end-user has an immediate need for
address space, i.e., the need exists the day of the request, ARIN may
issue a /20 if the organization, such as a new company, shows
justification. However, these cases are exceptional.

Rationale:

ARIN staff has expressed the concern that the current policy is
self-contradictory, in one place stating that the Immediate Need Policy
applies to ISPs, and in another place stating that end users can qualify
under it. The communication received was:
     * The policy as written allows ARIN to issue a /20 to an ISP only.

However, section 4.3.4. "Additional Considerations" of the End User
Policy in the NRPM states that "End-users may qualify for address space
under other policies such as Immediate need [4.2.1.6] or
Micro-allocation [4.4].". In order to be consistent, the Immediate Need
policy language should be changed to reflect the fact that both ISPs and
end-users can qualify under this policy.

Timetable for implementation: Immediate