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[ppml] Policy Proposal 2007-22 - Staff Assessment

Policy Proposal 2007-22
Expand timeframe of Additional Requests

ARIN Staff Assessment

The assessment of this proposal includes comments from ARIN staff and
the ARIN General Counsel. It contains analysis of procedural, legal, and
resource concerns regarding the implementation of this policy proposal
as it is currently stated. Any changes to the language of the proposal
may necessitate further analysis by staff and Counsel.

I. Proposal

Policy Proposal is available as Annex A below and at:
http://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2007_22.html

II. Understanding of the proposal

ARIN staff understands that the proposal would change the allocation
timeframe in 4.2.4.4 from six months to 12.

III. Comments

   A. ARIN Staff

     1. In addition to changing the time period from 6 months to one
year, this policy removes the qualification criteria that a member be a
subscriber with a direct ARIN allocation.  If an organization has no
allocation history with ARIN, it makes it difficult to reliably verify
and evaluate a 12 month projection.

     2. ARIN staff suggests changing the section name of NRPM 4.2.4.4
from "Six months" to "Twelve months".

   B. ARIN General Counsel
Counsel does not believe this policy raises legal concerns.

Resource Impact – Minimal

The resource impact of implementing this policy is viewed as minimal.
Barring any unforeseen resource requirements, this policy could be
implemented within 30 - 90 days from the date of the ratification of the
policy by the ARIN Board of Trustees.  It will require the following:

-  Updates to Guidelines will be required
-  Staff training will be required
-  Template changes will be required


Respectfully submitted,

Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)


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Annex A

Policy Proposal 2007-22
Expand timeframe of Additional Requests

Author: Dan Alexander

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