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[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Minimum Allocation in the Caribbean Region

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Policy Proposal Name: Minimum Allocation in the Caribbean Region

Author: Cathy Aronson and Paul Andersen

Proposal Version: Initial

Submission Date: 23 April 2008

Proposal type: New

Policy term: Renewable

Policy statement:

     Minimum Allocation. The minimum IPv4 allocation size for ISPs from
the Caribbean portion of the ARIN region is /22.

    1. Allocation Criteria.
          1. The requesting organization must show the efficient
             utilization of an entire previously allocated /22 from their
             upstream ISP. This allocation (/22) may have been provided
             by an ISP's upstream provider(s), and does not have to be
             contiguous address space. The organization must meet the
             requirement of efficient use of 4 /24s.
          2. A multi-homed organization must show the efficient
             utilization of an entire previously allocated /23 from their
             upstream ISP. This allocation (/23) may have been provided
             by an ISP's upstream provider(s), and does not have to be
             contiguous address space. The organization must meet the
             requirement of efficient use of 2 /24s.
    2. Utilization Reporting and Justification. All other ARIN policies
       regarding the reporting of justification information for the
       allocation of IPv4 and IPv6 address space will remain in effect.

Rationale:

ARIN staff have noted that organizations in the Caribbean region have
problems meeting the current criteria due to the fact that the
population in the region is smaller than that of Canada and the US.
There is also a lack of competition with many countries in the region
faced with a monopoly or duopoly situation in terms of transport providers.

To spur development in the region a similar proposal was passed in this
region for the portion of the African region that ARIN administered
prior to the formation of AfriNIC. This proposal seeks a similar outcome.

Timetable for implementation: immediate