[ppml] Policy Proposal 2007-13: Removal of ISP Immediate Need from End-User

On 17 May 2007 the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) concluded its review
of "Removal of ISP Immediate Need from End-User" and accepted it as a
formal policy proposal for discussion by the community.

The proposal is designated Policy Proposal 2007-13: Removal of ISP
Immediate Need from End-User. The proposal text is below and can be
found at:

All persons in the community are encouraged to discuss Policy Proposal
2007-13 prior to it being presented at the ARIN Public Policy Meeting in
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 17-18 October 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:

ARIN's Policy Proposal Archive can be found at:


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Policy Proposal 2007-13
Removal of ISP Immediate Need from End-User

Author: Rob Seastrom, David Williamson, Owen DeLong

Proposal Version: 0.1

Submission Date: 4/24/07

Proposal type: delete

Policy term: permanent

Policy statement:

   Delete section 4.3.4, which reads:

   4.3.4. Additional considerations

   End-users may qualify for address space under other policies such as
Immediate need [] or Micro-allocation [4.4].

   from the NRPM.


   As discussed at ARIN XIX, section 4.3.4 creates a conflict
with section in that section specifically excludes
end users while section 4.3.4 is specifically for end users.

   Prior to the development of the multihoming policy for end
users, the immediate need policy was required in order to support
end users being able to get address space under some circumstances.
The "immediate need" title is a misnomer as it is more an issue of
"initial need without prior address utilization" than "immediate
need".  Such initial needs for end users are now addressed best
through the multihoming policy.

Timetable for implementation: immediate