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[arin-ppml] Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2013-8: Subsequent Allocations for New Multiple Discrete Networks

Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2013-8
Subsequent Allocations for New Multiple Discrete Networks

On 24 January 2014 the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) recommended 
ARIN-2013-8 for adoption, making it a Recommended Draft Policy.

Draft Policy ARIN-2013-8 is below and can be found at:
https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2013_8.html

You are encouraged to discuss Draft Policy 2013-8 on the PPML prior to
the upcoming Public Policy Consultation. Both the discussion on the list 
and at the meeting will be used by the ARIN Advisory Council to 
determine the 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,

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


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Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2013-8
Subsequent Allocations for New Multiple Discrete Networks

Date: 29 January 2014

AC's assessment of conformance with the Principles of Internet Number 
Resource Policy:

"Subsequent Allocations for Additional Discrete Network Sites This 
policy enables fair and impartial number resource administration by 
documenting the current practice regarding allocations for additional 
discrete network sites.  The ARIN staff has been following a procedure 
that has not been documented until now.  By documenting this process the 
community has clear understanding of how to get address space for 
additional network sites.

This is a technically sound proposal that has been in practice for some 
time.  It had just not been documented.

This proposal has received several notes of support on the PPML and to 
date has received no negative feedback."

Problem Statement:

During the ARIN 32 PPM, ARIN staff noted in the Policy Implementation
and Experience Report that the current Multiple Discrete Network Policy
(MDN) does not contain criteria for new sites of an existing MDN customer.

Current ARIN practice is to use the Immediate Need policy (NRPM 4.2.1.6).

This policy proposal seeks to add NRPM text to clarify criteria for new
sites of existing MDN customers.

Policy statement:

IPv4:

Add the following statement to section 4.5.4.

Upon verification that the organization has already obtained
connectivity at its new discrete network site, the new networks shall be
allocated the minimum allocation size under section 4.2.1.5 unless the
organization can demonstrate additional need using the immediate need
criteria (4.2.1.6).

IPv6:

Add an additional reference to section 6.11.5.b such that it references
both the initial allocation and subsequent allocation sections of the
IPv6 LIR policy.

"Each network will be judged against the existing utilization criteria
specified in 6.5.2 and 6.5.3 as if it were a separate organization..."

Comments:
a. Timetable for implementation: immediate
b. This policy is being proposed based upon the Policy Implementation
& Experience Report from ARIN 32.

https://www.arin.net/participate/meetings/reports/ARIN_32/PDF/thursday/nobile-policy.pdf
c: Older versions of the MDN policy did contain new network criteria.
This criteria appears to have been dropped during subsequent
rewrites of the MDN policy. "The organization must not allocate a CIDR
block larger than the current minimum assignment
size of the RIR (currently /20 for ARIN) to a new network."
(https://www.arin.net/policy/archive/nrpm_20041015.pdf)



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ARIN Staff and Legal Assessment

Date of Assessment: 15 January 2014

1. Proposal Summary (Staff Understanding)

This proposal adds definitive criteria to existing policy NRPM 4.5 
"Multiple Discrete Networks" and NRPM 6.11" IPv6 Multiple Discrete 
Networks" to assist staff and the community in determining allocation 
sizes for the new sites of existing MDN customers.

2. Comments
A. ARIN Staff Comments

This proposal is the result of an ARIN staff policy experience report in 
which it was noted that no criteria existed for the new sites of an 
existing MDN customer.

     This proposal adds that much needed/missing criteria and is 
consistent with current staff practice.
         Must provide evidence of connectivity at the new site
         Clearly states that new sites will receive ARIN’s minimum 
published allocation size and if this isn’t sufficient, must qualify 
under the immediate need policy (NRPM 4.2.1.6).
         Adds to the IPv6 MDN policy do that it includes both initial 
and subsequent allocation criteria.

         B. ARIN General Counsel

Does not appear to create legal risk.

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

Problem Statement:
During the ARIN 32 PPM, ARIN staff noted in the Policy Implementation 
and Experience Report that the current Multiple Discrete Network Policy 
(MDN) does not contain criteria for new sites of an existing MDN customer.
Current ARIN practice is to use the Immediate Need policy (NRPM 4.2.1.6).
This policy proposal seeks to add NRPM text to clarify criteria for new 
sites of existing MDN customers.

Policy Statement:
IPv4:
Add the following statement to section 4.5.4.
Upon verification that the organization has already obtained 
connectivity at its new discrete network site, the new networks shall be 
allocated the minimum allocation size under section 4.2.1.5 unless the 
organization can demonstrate additional need using the immediate need 
criteria (4.2.1.6).
IPv6:
Add an additional reference to section 6.11.5.b such that it references 
both the initial allocation and subsequent allocation sections of the 
IPv6 LIR policy.
"Each network will be judged against the existing utilization criteria 
specified in 6.5.2 and 6.5.3 as if it were a separate organization..."

Comments:
a. Timetable for implementation: immediate
b. This policy is being proposed based upon the Policy Implementation & 
Experience Report from ARIN 32.
https://www.arin.net/participate/meetings/reports/ARIN_32/PDF/thursday/nobile-policy.pdf
c: Older versions of the MDN policy did contain new network criteria. 
This criteria appears to have been dropped during subsequent rewrites of 
the MDN policy. "The organization must not allocate a CIDR block larger 
than the current minimum assignment size of the RIR (currently /20 for 
ARIN) to a new network." 
(https://www.arin.net/policy/archive/nrpm_20041015.pdf)