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[ppml] Policy Proposal 2007-7: Creation of Policy for Subsequent End-User IP Requests/Assignments

On 1 March 2007 the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) concluded its review
of 'Creation of Policy for Subsequent End-User IP
Requests/Assignments' and accepted it as a formal policy proposal for
discussion by the community.

The proposal is designated Policy Proposal 2007-7: Creation of Policy
for Subsequent End-User IP Requests/Assignments The proposal text is
below and can be found at:
http://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2007_7.html

All persons in the community are encouraged to discuss Policy
Proposal 2007-7 prior to it being presented at the ARIN Public Policy
Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 23-24 April 2007. Both the discussion
on the Public Policy Mailing List and at the Public Policy Meeting will
be used to determine the community consensus regarding this policy proposal.

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

ARIN's Policy Proposal Archive can be found at:
http://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/proposal_archive.html

Regards,

Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)


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Policy Proposal 2007-7: 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