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[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2014-7: Section 4.4 Micro Allocation Conservation Update

On 24 January 2014 the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) accepted 
"ARIN-prop-200 Section 4.4 Micro Allocation Conservation Update" as a 
Draft Policy.

Draft Policy ARIN-2014-7 is below and can be found at:
https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2014_7.html

You are encouraged to discuss the merits and your concerns of Draft 
Policy 2014-7 on the Public Policy Mailing List.

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-2014-7
Section 4.4 Micro Allocation Conservation Update

Date: 29 January 2014

Problem Statement:

Two networks interconnecting are private peers. Three could be 
considered an IXP. In light of exhaustion and the low reserve available 
to CI _and_ the significant growth of IXP's in North America, it is 
prudent to insure that there are minimum criteria that are sensible in 
order to not waste address space on an activity that is delineated by a 
minimum allocation vs. a /30. The barrier to entry remains low regardless.

Policy statement:

Change the following paragraph in Section 4.4 from:

Exchange point operators must provide justification for the allocation, 
including: connection policy, location, other participants (minimum of 
two total), ASN, and contact information. ISPs and other organizations 
receiving these micro-allocations will be charged under the ISP fee 
schedule, while end-users will be charged under the fee schedule for 
end-users. This policy does not preclude exchange point operators from 
requesting address space under other policies.

To:

Exchange point operators must provide justification for the allocation, 
including: connection policy, location, other participants (minimum of 
three total), ASN, and contact information. IXP's formed as non profits 
will be considered end user organizations. All others will be considered 
ISPs.

Comments:
a.Timetable for implementation:
b.Anything else: