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[ppml] Policy Proposal: Creation of Policy for Subsequent End-User IP Requests/Assignments

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 AC will review this proposal and may decide to:

1. Accept the proposal as a formal policy proposal as it is presented;

2. Work with the author to:
      a) clarify the language or intent of the proposal;
      b) divide the proposal into two (2) or more proposals; or
      c) combine the proposal with other proposals; or,

3. Not accept the proposal as a formal policy proposal.

The AC will review this proposal at their next meeting. If the AC
accepts the proposal, then it will be posted as a formal policy proposal
to PPML and it will be presented at a Public Policy Meeting. If the AC
does not accept the proposal, then the AC will explain that decision;
and at that time the author may elect to use the petition process to
advance their proposal. If the author elects not to petition or the
petition fails, then the proposal will be closed.

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Policy Proposal Name: Creation of Policy for Subsequent End-User IP
Requests/Assignments

Author: Alex Rubenstein

Proposal Version: 1

Submission Date: 15 February 2007

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 policies 4.3.2, and 4.3.3."

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