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[ppml] Policy Proposal: Expand timeframe of Additional Requests

ARIN received the following policy proposal. In accordance with the ARIN
Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process, the proposal is being
posted to the ARIN Public Policy Mailing List (PPML) and being placed on
ARIN's website.

The ARIN Advisory Council (AC) will review this proposal at their next
regularly scheduled meeting. The AC may decide to:

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then the proposal will be closed.

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Policy Proposal Name: Expand timeframe of Additional Requests

Author: Dan Alexander

Proposal Version: Version 1.0

Submission Date: 8/14/2007

Proposal type: modify

Policy term: permanent

Policy statement:

The proposal is to modify section 4.2.4.4 of the NRPM

Current wording:
"After a subscriber has been a member of ARIN for one year they may
choose to request a six-month supply of IP addresses."

Change to:
"After an organization has been an ARIN member in good standing for one
year, they may choose to request up to a 12 month supply of IP addresses."


Rationale:

Currently, all RIR's provide organizations with at least a 12 month
supply of IPv4 address space when making subsequent requests, with the
exception of the ARIN region. The primary reason for this change is for
continuity among all RIR. In doing so, all established organizations
have a more consistent access to IP resources.

The adjustment does not change demand on IPv4 address space. It only
changes the frequency in which established organizations need to request
address space.

This would allow for fewer potential aggregates allocated to an
organization providing more consolidated routing announcements.

This does not change the requirement on new organizations where
established growth trends have yet to be established.


Timetable for implementation: Immediate