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[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2014-17: Change Utilization Requirements from last-allocation to total-aggregate - revised

Draft Policy ARIN-2014-17
Change Utilization Requirements from last-allocation to total-aggregate

ARIN-2014-17 has been revised.

Draft Policy ARIN-2014-17 is below and can be found at:
https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2014_17.html

You are encouraged to discuss the merits and your concerns of Draft
Policy 2014-17 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-2014-17
Change Utilization Requirements from last-allocation to total-aggregate

Date: 14 July 2014

Problem Statement:

Current ARIN policy calculates utilization on a per allocation basis
rather than in aggregate. This method of determining utilization may
cause some organizations to be unable to qualify for additional address
blocks despite attempting to use their resource allocations as best as
possible.  This issue has been exacerbated in the past couple of years
due to the 3-month allocation window which causes organizations to
receive smaller non-expandable allocations rather than a larger aggregate.

For example, if an organization has 4 x /22 and 3 of them are utilized
100% and the fourth utilized at 75%, an additional allocation request
would be denied.  However, an organization with a single /20 utilized at
80% would have less efficient utilization but would be eligible to
receive additional space.

Policy statement:

Update Section 4.2.4.1

ISPs must have efficiently utilized all allocations, in aggregate, to at
least 80% in order to receive additional space. This includes all space
reassigned to their customers.

Update Section 4.3.6.1

End-users must have efficiently utilized all assignments, in aggregate,
to at least 80% in order to receive additional space, and must provide
ARIN with utilization details.

Comments:
a. Timetable for implementation: Immediate
b.