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[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal 2008-4: Minimum Allocation in the Caribbean Region - Revised

Policy Proposal "Policy Proposal 2008-4: Minimum Allocation in the
Caribbean Region" 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 authors requested it be stated that the changes were strictly 
formatting and adding NRPM section numbers.

The current policy proposal text is provided below and is also available
at: http://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2008_4.html

Regards,

Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)


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Policy Proposal 2008-4
Minimum Allocation in the Caribbean Region

Author: Cathy Aronson and Paul Andersen

Proposal Version: 2008-4.02

Date: 18 August 2008

Proposal type: new

Policy term: renewable

Policy statement:

Add the following as section 4.8 of NRPM:

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

       4.8.1. Allocation Criteria.

        *  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.

        *  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.

        *  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

Revisions Made:

        * 2008-4.02 - Minor edit to specify proposed NRPM section number