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

On 15 May 2008, the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) concluded its review
of "Minimum Allocation in the Caribbean Region" and accepted it as a
formal policy proposal for discussion by the community.

The proposal is designated Policy Proposal 2008-4: Minimum Allocation in
the Caribbean Region. The proposal text is below and can be found at:
http://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2008_4.html

All persons in the community are encouraged to discuss Policy Proposal
2008-4 prior to it being presented at the ARIN XXII Public Policy
Meeting. 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:
http://www.arin.net/policy/irpep.html

ARIN's Policy Proposal Archive can be found at:
http://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/proposal_archive.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

Date: 16 May 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.

      A. 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.

      B. 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