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[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal 109: Standardize IP Reassignment Registration Requirements

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Policy Proposal 109: Standardize IP Reassignment Registration Requirements

Proposal Originator: Chris Grundemann

Proposal Version: 1.0

Date: 4 FEB 2010

Proposal type: Modify

Policy term: Permanent

Policy statement:

## Definitions ##

  - Add:

2.3. Organizational Information

When required, organization Information must include at a minimum:
Legal name, city, state, zip code equivalent and at least one valid
technical or abuse POC; inclusion of street address is highly
encouraged. The POC shall be designated by the organization and must
include at least one verifiable email address, inclusion of a phone
number is highly encouraged.

## IPv4 ##

  - Rename 4.2.3.7. "Reassignment information" to "Registration"

  - Rename 4.2.3.7.1. "Customer organization information" to
"Reassignment Information" and replace text with:

When an organization holding an IPv4 address allocation makes IPv4
address assignments, it must register reassignment information via
SWIP or RWHOIS server. SWIP and RWHOIS reassignments shall include
each client's organizational information, except where specifically
exempted by this policy.

  - Replace 4.2.3.7.6. Residential Customer Privacy with:

4.2.3.7.6. Residential Subscribers

4.2.3.7.6.1. Residential Market Area

In most cases, ISPs that have residential subscribers assign address
space to the infrastructure to which their customers connect rather
than to individual subscribers. This assignment information regarding
each market area holding an address block should be registered with
the network name used to identify each market area. Initial
allocations are based on total number of homes that could purchase the
service in a given market area. Each assignment to specific end-users
of /29 and larger blocks still requires individual registration.

4.2.3.7.6.2. Residential Customer Privacy

To maintain the privacy of their residential customers, an
organization with downstream residential customers holding /29 and
larger blocks may substitute that organization's name for the
customer's name, e.g. 'Private Customer - XYZ Network', and the
customer's street address may read 'Private Residence'. Each private
downstream residential reassignment must have accurate upstream Abuse
and Technical POCs visible on the WHOIS record for that block.

  - Strike section 4.2.6. "Cable Address Space Policy"

## IPv6 ##

  - Replace Section 6.5.5. with:

6.5.5. Registration

6.5.5.1. Reassignment information

When an organization holding an IPv6 address allocation makes IPv6
address assignments, it must register reassignment information in a
database, accessible by RIRs as appropriate (information registered by
an RIR may be replaced by a distributed database for registering
address management information in future). These reassignment
registrations shall include each client's organizational information,
except where specifically exempted by this policy.

6.5.5.2. /56 registered unit

Information is registered in units of assigned /56 networks. When more
than a /56 is assigned to a client organization, the assigning
organization is responsible for ensuring that the address space is
registered in an RIR database.

6.5.5.3. Submit within 7 days

Any time an LIR receives a new block of address space, reassignment
information should be submitted within 7 days of issuance of the new
space.

6.5.5.4. Visible via WHOIS

This information must be visible via WHOIS prior to submitting a
request for a new allocation. For further information on reassigning
IP address space, please see RFC 2050.

6.5.5.6. Residential Subscribers

6.5.5.6.1. Residential Market Area

In most cases, ISPs that have residential subscribers assign address
space to the infrastructure to which their customers connect rather
than to individual subscribers. This assignment information regarding
each market area holding an address block should be registered with
the network name used to identify each market area. Initial
allocations are based on total number of homes that could purchase the
service in a given market area. Each assignment to specific end-users
of /56 and larger blocks still requires individual registration.

6.5.5.6.2. Residential Customer Privacy

To maintain the privacy of their residential customers, an
organization with downstream residential customers holding /56 and
larger blocks may substitute that organization's name for the
customer's name, e.g. 'Private Customer - XYZ Network', and the
customer's street address may read 'Private Residence'. Each private
downstream residential reassignment must have accurate upstream Abuse
and Technical POCs visible on the WHOIS record for that block.


Rationale:

This proposal intends to do several things:
1) Bring IPv4 and IPv6 policy more in line with each other to make the
NRPM easier to understand and comply with - at least as it relates to
reassignment information.
2) Specifically define what organizational information is required to
be added to whois when reassignments are made to client organizations.
3) To specifically state that a client organization may designate the
POC of their choice for any/all whois entries. This includes
designating an upstream POC as their own prefered POC.
4) Expands the priviledges previously reserved solely for cable ISPs
to all ISPs/LIRs with residential subscribers. Namely the ability to
SWIP/RWHOIS an entire residential market area as one reassignment. It
also expands this priviledge to IPv6 reasignments, instead of just
IPv4 as it is now.

Timetable for implementation: Immediate