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[ppml] Policy Proposal: End Site Immediate Need Policy

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Policy Proposal Name: End Site Immediate Need Policy

Author: Robert Seastrom
	
Proposal Version: 1.0

Submission Date: 22-Feb-2007

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