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[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2011-6: Returned IPv4 Addresses - revised

Draft Policy ARIN-2011-6
Returned IPv4 Addresses

Below is an updated staff assessment of the revised text.

Regards,

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


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Draft Policy ARIN-2011-6
Returned IPv4 Addresses

Version (Date): 10 Mar 2011

Date of Assessment: 25 Mar 2011

1. Proposal Summary (Staff Understanding):

This policy proposal would require ARIN to retain any address space that
is or has been returned, revoked or recovered for redistribution to
customers within the ARIN region, except where otherwise directed by
policy.

2. Comments

   A. Staff Comments:

- The wording of the proposal seems to indicate that any address space,
including a /8, that gets returned to ARIN gets added into ARIN's
inventory and made available for redistribution. In all other instances
where a legacy /8 has been returned to ARIN, ARIN has returned that
space to IANA. This proposal would change that standard practice.

- Staff will continue to implement its own operating procedures for
recycling any returned address space.

- The community should consider amending the Rationale to state “…
status of existing and future returned IPv4 addresses” if that matches
the policy intent. The clarification would avoid any misinterpretation
in implementation when handling space returned, recovered, or revoked
before policy adoption.

   B. Legal Comments

   None

   3. Resource Impact

This policy would have minimal resource impact from an implementation
aspect. It is estimated that implementation would occur within 3 months
after ratification by the ARIN Board of Trustees.

The following would be needed in order to implement:

· Updated guidelines

· Staff training


ARIN wrote:
> Draft Policy ARIN-2011-6
> Returned IPv4 Addresses
>
> ARIN-2011-6 has been revised. This draft policy is open for discussion
> on this mailing list and will be on the agenda at the upcoming ARIN
> Public Policy Meeting in San Juan.
>
> ARIN-2011-6 is below and can be found at:
> https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2011_6.html
>
> Regards,
>
> Communications and Member Services
> American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
>
>
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>
> Draft Policy ARIN-2011-6
> Returned IPv4 Addresses
>
> Date: 10 March 2011
>
> Policy statement:
>
> 4.1.9 Returned IPv4 Addresses
>
> Except where otherwise directed by policy; all IPv4 addresses returned
> to, recovered, or revoked by ARIN will be made available for allocation
> or assignment in the ARIN region as quickly as practicable.
>
> Rationale:
>
> Adopting this proposal will result in the clarification of the status of
> returned IPv4 addresses. IPv4 address resources should not sit idle due
> to lack of policy clarity.
>
> Timetable for implementation: Immediately
>
>
>