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[ppml] Revised 2007-17

Policy Proposal 2007-17: Legacy Outreach and Partial Reclamation has 
been revised. This proposal is open for discussion on this mailing list 
and will be on the agenda at the upcoming ARIN Public Policy Meeting.

The current policy proposal text is provided below and is also available
at: http://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2007_17.html

Regards,

Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

Owen DeLong wrote:
> Based on input from the AC and comments on the mailing list, I have
> decided to revise 2007-17.
> 
> Specific ideas incorporated into this proposal:
> 	1.	Specific fee statements removed.  Fees are not the realm
> 		of IRPEP, so, it is replaced with a requirement for the BoT
> 		to develop appropriate incentives.
> 
> 	2.	An oversight in the original version did not provide a
> 		timeframe in which addresses were to be returned.
> 		This version adopts a 12 month timeframe with staff
> 		discretion for up to 2 extensions of 6 months each.
> 
> 	3.	This proposal differs from the existing section 4.6 in
> 		that it places discretion over whether a subnet of
> 		a returned block may be retained or not in the hands
> 		of the address holder.  There was some suggestion
> 		from some AC members that this discretion should
> 		only be given to legacy holders while ARIN staff should
> 		retain discretion over non-legacy resources.  I do not
> 		have a strong opposition to such a change, but, I do
> 		feel that the policy is actually better as is, so, I have
> 		chosen not to add this revision.  I would like to see
> 		discussion on this area, and, if it is possible, I would
> 		like this version to allow the AC discretion to gauge
> 		consensus on whether this edit should be added
> 		prior to last call.
> 
> 
> Revised proposal is as follows:
> 
> 
> Policy Proposal 2007-17
> Legacy Outreach and Partial Reclamation
> 
> Author: Owen DeLong
> 
> Proposal Version: 1.0
> Submission Date: 2007 September 15
> 
> Proposal type: modify
> 
> Policy term: permanent
> 
> Policy statement:
> 
> Modify section 4.6 as follows:
> 
> 4.6 Amnesty Requests:
> 
> ARIN will accept the return or relinquishment of
> any address space from any existing address holder. If the address
> holder wishes to aggregate into a single block, ARIN may work with the
> address holder to arrive at an allocation or assignment which is equal
> to or smaller than the sum of their existing blocks and which best meets
> the needs of the existing holder and the community. The organization
> returning the addresses shall have 12 months from the date they receive
> their new addresses to return the addresses under this policy.  
> Organizations
> may request no more than 2 six month extensions to this time, which,
> may be granted at ARIN the discretion of ARIN staff. There shall be no
> fee for returning addresses under this policy. Further, organizations
> returning addresses under this policy shall receive the following  
> benefits:
> 
> 1. If the organization does not currently pay ARIN fees, they shall
> remain fee exempt.
> 
> 2. The BoT shall develop an incentive program to encourage such
> returns.  Such incentives may include fee reductions and/or other
> such mechanisms as the BoT deems appropriate.
> 
> 3. Any organization returning address space under this policy shall
> continue under their existing RSA or they may choose to sign the current
> RSA. For organizations which currently do not have an RSA, they may sign
> the current RSA, or, they may choose to remain without an RSA.
> 
> 4. All organizations returning space under this policy shall, if they
> meet other eligibility requirements and so request, obtain an
> appropriate IPv6 end-user assignment or ISP allocation as applicable,
> with no fees for the first 5 years. Organizations electing to receive
> IPv6 allocation/assignment under this provision must sign a current RSA
> and must agree that all of their IPv4 and ASN resources are  
> henceforth subject
> to the RSA. Organizations taking this election shall be subject to
> end-user fees for their IPv4 resources not previously under an ARIN RSA.
> If they are already an ARIN subscriber, then IPv4 resources affected by
> this process may, instead, be added to their existing subscriber
> agreement at the address holder's discretion.
> 
> Rationale:
> 
> The current amnesty policy does a nice job of facilitating aggregation,
> which was the intent when it was drafted. However, as we approach IPv4
> free-space exhaustion, the community now has an additional need to
> facilitate address reclamation.
> 
> A very high percentage of underutilized space is in the hands of legacy
> holders who currently have no benefit to joining the ARIN process.
> Further, there is an unfortunate perception that doing so will require
> force the legacy holder into certain future disadvantages. This proposal
> attempts to resolve both of those issues while also providing some
> incentive to legacy organizations to start using IPv6 resources and
> bring their IPv4 resources into the ARIN process.
> 
> This policy attempts to provide some benefit and remove most of the
> costs of making partial IPv4 returns. It also attempts to provide an
> incentive for these IPv4 holders to join the ARIN process.
> 
> It is suggested that the BoT adopt fee incentives such as the
> elimination of 2 years of ARIN fees for each /20 returned.
> 
> 
> Timetable for implementation: Immediate
> 
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