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[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2012-5: Removal of Renumbering Requirement for Small Multihomers

Draft Policy ARIN-2012-5
Removal of Renumbering Requirement for Small Multihomers

On 19 July 2012 the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) selected "Removal of 
Renumbering Requirement for Small Multihomers" as a  draft policy for 
adoption discussion on the PPML and at the Public Policy Meeting in 
Dallas in October.

The draft was developed by the AC from policy proposal "ARIN-prop-167 
Removal of Renumbering Requirement for Small Multihomers." Per the 
Policy Development Process, the AC submitted text to ARIN for a staff 
and legal assessment prior to its selection as a draft policy. Below the 
draft policy is the ARIN staff and legal assessment with the text that 
was reviewed. The text did not change after the assessment.

Draft Policy ARIN-2012-5 is below and can be found at:
https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2012_5.html

You are encouraged to discuss Draft Policy 2012-5 on the PPML prior to 
the October Public Policy Meeting. Discussion on the list and at ARIN 
XXX will be used by the ARIN Advisory Council to determine community 
consensus for adopting this as policy.

The ARIN Policy Development Process can be found at:
https://www.arin.net/policy/pdp.html

Draft Policies and Proposals under discussion can be found at:
https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/index.html

Regards,

Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)


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Draft Policy ARIN-2012-5
Removal of Renumbering Requirement for Small Multihomers

Date: 25 July 2012

Policy statement:

Remove the entire subsection 4.3.6.2 "Additional Assignments for Small 
Multihomers".

Rationale:

The policy has had the unintended effect of freezing small multi homed 
end users from being able to return to ARIN for additional assignments. 
The requirement to renumber out of space is unique and is applying an 
undue burden of renumbering what would be an organization's core 
infrastructure.

Timetable for implementation: immediate


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ARIN Staff and Legal Assessment

ARIN STAFF ASSESSMENT

ARIN-prop-167 Removal of Renumbering Requirement for Small Multihomers

Date of Assessment:  16 July 2012

1. Summary (Staff Understanding)

This proposal removes existing NRPM policy  4.3.6.3 "Additional 
Assignments for Small Multihomers".  Eliminating this section removes 
the requirement for small multi-homers to renumber when they come back 
to ARIN for additional IPv4 address space.

2. Comments

   A. ARIN Staff Comments

The original intent of NRPM 4.3.6.3 was to conserve routing table slots. 
  However, statistics have shown that NRPM 4.3.6.3 has rarely been used 
and that most small multi-homers have not come back to ARIN for 
additional space.  Therefore, it doesn't seem to be contributing 
anything significant toward its original goal. This policy will provide 
an obvious benefit to the small multi-homers who are currently being 
forced to suffer the pain and expense of renumbering.

   B. ARIN General Counsel

   Legal assessment:  No significant legal issue is posed by this proposal.

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

4. Proposal Text

ARIN-prop-167 Removal of Renumbering Requirement for Small Multihomers

Date: 30 April 2012

Policy statement:

Remove the entire subsection 4.3.6.2 "Additional Assignments for Small 
Multihomers".

Rationale:

The policy has had the unintended effect of freezing small multi homed 
end users from being able to return to ARIN for additional assignments. 
The requirement to renumber out of space is unique and is applying an 
undue burden of renumbering what would be an organization's core 
infrastructure.