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[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-162 Redefining request window in 4.2.4.4

ARIN-prop-162 Redefining request window in 4.2.4.4

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ARIN-prop-162 Redefining request window in 4.2.4.4

Proposal Originator: Martin Hannigan

Proposal Version: 1.0

Date: 27 JAN 2012

Proposal type: MODIFY

Policy term: PERMANENT

Policy statement:

NRPM Section 4.2.4.4. Subscriber Members After One Year

Change the following text from:

When ARIN receives its last /8, by IANA implementing section 10.4.2.2,
the length of supply that an organization may request will be reduced.
An organization may choose to request up to a 3-month supply of IP
addresses.

To:

When the ARIN free pool is down to one allocation away from the last /8,
the length of supply that an organization may request will be reduced.
An organization may choose to request up to three month supply of IP
addresses.

Rationale:

There has been discussion in the community that the excess inventory
in the ARIN region is damaging the transition to v6 by elongating the
amount of time between internal exhaustion and exhaustion by other
RIR's and allowing all to proceed in a manner which can be described
as "business as usual". ARIN's stewardship responsibilities are of
primary concern in this region. Asking businesses to request addresses
on a three month basis with such large inventory available at ARIN
unnecessarily increases the cost and complexity of operating the
network; repeated and slow interactions with ARIN, duplicate paperwork
requirements and an inefficient use of resources by all compound the
pain.

Considering that ARIN has roughly 6 /8's available, restating the need
window to one year and basing an austerity measure on a local
condition now that we have experience seems prudent and in the
interest of all.