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[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2013-5: LIR/ISP And End-User Definitions: Revised Problem Statement and Text

Draft Policy ARIN-2013-5: LIR/ISP And End-User Definitions - Revised 
Problem Statement and Text

Revised text for ARIN-2013-5 is below and can be found at:
https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2013_5.html

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:
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,

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


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Draft Policy ARIN-2013-5: LIR/ISP And End-User Definitions - Revised 
Problem Statement and Text

Problem Statement:

At ARIN 31, the Policy Experience Report (slides at 
https://www.arin.net/participate/meetings/reports/ARIN_31/PDF/monday/nobile_policy.pdf 
or 
https://www.arin.net/participate/meetings/reports/ARIN_31/PPT/monday/nobile_policy.pptx) 
reported that, in ARIN staff's experience, the NRPM does not adequately 
define ISP/LIR vs. end-user.

As currently defined, and interpreted literally, many companies do not 
qualify as either LIRs or end-users.

The proposed text would not change any existing definitions. It would 
instead put the onus on the requester to provide additional information, 
when it was for a new IP use.

Proposed text:

Retain existing NRPM text.

Add to Section 2:

Any organization which does not clearly fit into one of the above 
categories shall be treated as an LIR/ISP for policy purposes.


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Draft Policy ARIN-2013-5  (v.1  17 May 2013)
LIR/ISP and End-user Definitions

On 16 May 2013 the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) accepted "ARIN-prop-188
LIR/ISP and End-user Definitions" as a Draft Policy.

Draft Policy ARIN-2013-5 is below and can be found at:
https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2013_5.html

You are encouraged to discuss the merits and your concerns of Draft
Policy 2013-5 on the Public Policy Mailing List. 2013-5 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:
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,

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


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Draft Policy ARIN-2013-5
LIR/ISP and End-user Definitions

Date: 17 May 2013

Problem Statement:

At ARIN 31, the Policy Experience Report (slides at
https://www.arin.net/participate/meetings/reports/ARIN_31/PDF/monday/nobile_policy.pdf 

or
https://www.arin.net/participate/meetings/reports/ARIN_31/PPT/monday/nobile_policy.pptx) 

reported that, in ARIN staff's experience, the NRPM does not adequately
define ISP/LIR vs. end-user. As currently defined, and interpreted
literally, many companies do not qualify as either LIRs or end-users. I
would propose that the primary difference between ISPs/LIRs vs.
end-users, for purposes of the NRPM, is whether an organization
reassigns address blocks to third parties. If an organization maintains
full control of all of the equipment on its network, and doesn't need to
make any reassignments to other organizations, then it can qualify as an
end-user. In particular, an end user organization can supply a full list
of all the IP addresses in use on its network, and know what devices are
using those addresses.

An ISP/LIR, on the other hand, should be defined by whether they
delegate that responsibility to another organization. In that case, they
need to reassign the network space via SWIP/rwhois, which makes them an
LIR. Additionally, there are likely some ISPs that do not (yet) need to
delegate any address blocks, but which assign address space to users
(rather than to their own equipment), which should also fall under the
definition of LIR/ISP.

Policy statement:

Update NRPM 2.4 and 2.6 to read:

2.4. Local Internet Registry (LIR) / Internet Service Provider (ISP) The
terms Internet Service Provider (ISP) and LIR are used interchangeably
in this document. A Local Internet Registry (LIR) is an IR that assigns
address space to the users of the network services that it provides.
Therefore, LIRs / ISPs are organizations that reassign addresses to end
users and/or reallocate addresses to other ISPs/LIRs.

2.6. End-user An end-user is an organization receiving assignments of IP
addresses exclusively for use in its operational networks, and does not
register any reassignments of that space.

Timetable for implementation: Immediate