[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2013-4: RIR Principles - revised
Draft Policy ARIN-2013-4
Revised text for ARIN-2013-4 is below and can be found at:
The AC will evaluate the discussion in order to assess the conformance
of this draft policy with ARIN's Principles of Internet Number Resource
Policy as stated in the PDP. Specifically, these principles are:
* Enabling Fair and Impartial Number Resource Administration
* Technically Sound
* Supported by the Community
The ARIN Policy Development Process (PDP) can be found at:
Draft Policies and Proposals under discussion can be found at:
Communications and Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
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Draft Policy ARIN-2013-4
Policy Statement (v2 8 July 2013):
Section 0: Principles and Goals of the Internet Registry System
The principle of registration guarantees the uniqueness of Internet
Provision of this public registry documenting Internet number resource
allocation, reallocation, assignment, and reassignment is necessary:
a) to ensure uniqueness and to to provide operational staff with
information on who is using each number resource,
b) to provide a contact in case of operational/security problems,
c) to provide the transparency required to ensure that Internet number
resources are efficiently utilized, and
d) to assist in IP allocation studies.
The principle of conservation guarantees sustainability of the
Internet through efficient utilization of unique number resources.
Due to the requirement for uniqueness, Internet number resources of
each type are drawn from a common number space. Conservation of these
common number spaces requires that Internet number resources be
efficiently distributed to those organizations who have a technical
need for them in support of operational networks.
The principle of routability guarantees that Internet number resources
are managed in such a manner that they may be routed on the Internet
in a scalable manner.
Routing scalability is necessary to ensure proper operation of
Internet routing, although it must be stressed that routability is in
no way guaranteed with the allocation or assignment of Internet number
The principle of stewardship guarantees the application of these
principles when managing Internet number resources.
It should be noted that the above goals may sometimes be in conflict
with each other and with the interests of individual end-users or
network operators. Care must be taken to ensure balance with these
conflicting goals given the resource availability, relative size of
the resource, and number resource specific technical dynamics, for
each type of number resource.
For example, Conservation often requires greater consideration in IPv4
address distribution due to the limited size of the address space,
Routability has a higher weight for the massive IPv6 address space,
and AS numbers place the highest value on Registration because they
come from a moderately sized pool and are not subject to aggregation.
On 5/17/13 12:53 PM, ARIN wrote:
> Draft Policy ARIN-2013-4
> RIR Principles
> On 16 May 2013 the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) accepted "ARIN-prop-187
> RIR Principles" as a Draft Policy.
> Draft Policy ARIN-2013-4 is below and can be found at:
> You are encouraged to discuss the merits and your concerns of Draft
> Policy 2013-4 on the Public Policy Mailing List. 2013-4 will also be on
> the agenda at the upcoming ARIN Public Policy Consultation at NANOG 58
> in New Orleans.
> The AC will evaluate the discussion in order to assess the conformance
> of this draft policy with ARIN's Principles of Internet Number Resource
> Policy as stated in the PDP. Specifically, these principles are:
> * Enabling Fair and Impartial Number Resource Administration
> * Technically Sound
> * Supported by the Community
> The ARIN Policy Development Process (PDP) can be found at:
> Draft Policies and Proposals under discussion can be found at:
> Communications and Member Services
> American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
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> Draft Policy ARIN-2013-4
> RIR Principles
> Date: 17 May 2013
> Problem Statement:
> The original text in RFC 2050 both "describes the registry system for
> the distribution of globally unique Internet address space and registry
> operations" and provides "rules and guidelines [principles] governing
> the distribution of this address space."
> The currently proposed update (RFC2050bis) "provides information about
> the current Internet Numbers Registry System used in the distribution of
> globally unique Internet Protocol (IP) address space and autonomous
> system (AS) numbers" and "provides information about the processes for
> further evolution of the Internet Numbers Registry System."
> This means that the guiding principles of stewardship are not currently
> being carried forward into the new document. The goals of Conservation
> (efficient utilization based on need), Routability (hierarchical
> aggregation), and Registration (uniqueness) are as important, if not
> more so, now that the transition to IPv6 is upon us. This can be
> rectified by documenting these principles in RIR policy.
> Policy Statement:
> Section 0: Principles and Goals of the Internet Registry System
> 0.1. Efficient utilization based on need (Conservation)
> Policies for managing Internet number resources must support fair
> distribution of globally unique Internet address space according to the
> operational needs of the end-users and Internet Service Providers
> operating networks using this address space. The registry should prevent
> stockpiling in order to maximize the conservation and efficient
> utilization of the Internet address space.
> 0.1.1. Documented Justified Need (Needs Based)
> Assignment of Internet number resources is based on documented
> operational need. Utilization rate of address space will be a key factor
> in number resource assignment. To this end, registrants should have
> documented justified need available for each assignment. Organizations
> will be assigned resources based on immediate utilization plus expected
> In order to promote increased usage of Internet number resources,
> resource holders will be required to provide an accounting of resources
> currently held demonstrating efficient utilization. Internet number
> resources are valid as long as the criteria continues to be met. The
> transfer of Internet number resources from one party to another must be
> approved by the regional registries. The party trying to obtain the
> resources must meet the same criteria as if they were requesting
> resources directly from the IR.
> All Internet number resource requests are subject to audit and
> verification by any means deemed appropriate by the regional registry.
> 0.2. Hierarchical aggregation (Routability)
> Policies for managing Internet number resources must support
> distribution of globally unique Internet addresses in a hierarchical
> manner, permitting the routing scalability of the addresses. This
> scalability is necessary to ensure proper operation of Internet routing,
> although it must be stressed that routability is in no way guaranteed
> with the allocation or assignment of IPv4 addresses.
> 0.3. Uniqueness (Registration)
> Provision of a public registry documenting Internet number resource
> allocation, reallocation, assignment, and reassignment is necessary to:
> a) ensure uniqueness and to to provide operational staff with
> information on who is using the number resource b) to provide a contact
> in case of operational/security problems (e.g. Law Enforcement) c) to
> ensure that a provider has exhausted a majority of its current CIDR
> allocation, thereby justifying an additional allocation d) to assist in
> IP allocation studies.
> It is imperative that reassignment information be submitted in a prompt
> and efficient manner to facilitate database maintenance and ensure
> database integrity.
> 0.4. Stewardship
> It should be noted that efficient utilization and hierarchical
> aggregation are often conflicting goals. All the above goals may
> sometimes be in conflict with the interests of individual end-users or
> Internet Service Providers. Care must be taken to ensure balance with
> these conflicting goals given the resource availability, relative size
> of the resource, and number resource specific technical dynamics, for
> each type of number resource. For example, efficient utilization becomes
> a more prominent issue than aggregation as the IPv4 free pool depletes
> and IPv4 resource availability in any transfer market decreases.
> Conversely, because the IPv6 number space is orders of magnitude larger
> than the IPv4 number space, the scale tips away from efficient
> utilization towards hierarchical aggregation for IPv6 number resources.
> a. Timetable for implementation: immediately
> b. I believe that it would be beneficial for IANA to adopt these
> principles as well, and encourage the community to consider a global
> policy proposal.