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

On 15 May 2014 the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) accepted "ARIN-prop-209 
Change Utilization Requirements from last-allocation to total-aggregate" 
as a Draft Policy.

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: 16 May 2014

Problem Statement:

Utilization requirements for new requests is being calculated on a per 
allocation basis rather than in aggregate. For example, if an 
organization has 4 x /22 and 3 of them are utilized 100% and the fourth 
utilized at 75%, that request would be denied. This is a bit out of 
balance as an organization with a single /20 utilized at 80% would have 
less efficient utilization but would be eligible to request additional 
space.

Policy statement:

Section 4.2.4.1- Change text to read: "ISPs must have efficiently 
utilized all previous allocations, in aggregate, to at least 80% in 
order to receive additional space. This includes all space reassigned to 
their customers. Please note that until your prior utilization is 
verified to meet the 80% requirement, ARIN can neither process nor 
approve a request for additional addresses."

Section 4.3.6.1- Change text to read: "End-users must have efficiently 
utilized all previous assignments, in aggregate, to at least 80% in 
order to receive additional space, and must provide ARIN with 
utilization details. The prefix size for an additional assignment is 
determined by applying the policies found in Section 4.3 of the NRPM."

Comments:

a. Timetable for implementation: Immediate, possibly through board action.
b. Per originator, This does not currently extend into MDN (aka 4.5.4), 
and I'm not really sure how to reconcile it against 4.5.5, but OP 
expressed some concern that there may be undue restrictions there. It 
might be better served by a separate proposal.
c. There should probably also be an attempt to clean up the language 
between 4.2.4.1 and 4.3.6.1, as they're both currently very clunky.