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[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-155 IPv4 Number Resources for Use Within Region

ARIN-prop-155 IPv4 Number Resources for Use Within Region

ARIN received the following policy proposal and is posting it to the
Public Policy Mailing List (PPML) in accordance with the Policy
Development Process.

The ARIN Advisory Council (AC) will review the proposal at their next
regularly scheduled meeting (if the period before the next regularly
scheduled meeting is less than 10 days, then the period may be extended
to the subsequent regularly scheduled meeting). The AC will decide how
to utilize the proposal and announce the decision to the PPML.

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particularly their support or non-support and the reasoning
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Regards,

Communications and Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

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Policy Proposal Name: IPv4 Number Resources for Use Within Region

Proposal Originator: Robert Seastrom

Proposal Version: 1.0

Date: 2011-07-01

Proposal type:  NEW

Policy term: PERMANENT

Policy statement:

Insert the following text in the NRPM:

4.2.1.7 - Presence within the ARIN region

These IPv4 addresses are issued solely for use in networks within the
ARIN region. Organizations requesting IPv4 addresses from ARIN must
provide documentation to demonstrate the addresses will be used to
number customers/devices within the ARIN region and must agree to use
the addresses solely for that purpose.  This requirement shall be
binding only on number resources requested after its ratification by
the ARIN Board of Trustees.


4.3.7 - Presence within the ARIN region

These IPv4 addresses are issued solely for use in networks within the
ARIN region. Organizations requesting IPv4 addresses from ARIN must
provide documentation to demonstrate the addresses will be used to
number customers/devices within the ARIN region and must agree to use
the addresses solely for that purpose.  This requirement shall be
binding only on number resources requested after its ratification by
the ARIN Board of Trustees.

Rationale:

ICANN's ICP-2 document established a framework for _regional_
Internet registries, each to serve a well-defined geographically
scoped constituency.

The various RIRs will exhaust their free-pools at different times.
This creates a situation in which requesting organizations attempt an
end-run on ICP-2 and the RIR framework by coming directly to ARIN for
space to use outside the ARIN region.  In other cases, subsidiaries,
sister organizations located within the ARIN region, or global
organizations headquartered within the ARIN region have requested
space that is ultimately destined for use outside the ARIN region.

Failure to address this situation in a timely fashion will grant an
unfair advantage to large multinationals who will be able to "shop
around"  requests for space and hasten RIR free pool runout in the ARIN 
region.

Leaving this loophole unaddressed is incompatible with ARIN's
principle of stewardship.

This problem is not unique to ARIN.  Similar proposals are under
consideration in the LACNIC and AfriNIC regions.

Timetable for implementation:  Immediate