Policy Proposal 2002-5

Member Services memsvcs at arin.net
Tue Sep 24 14:01:25 EDT 2002

ARIN welcomes feedback and discussion about the following policy
proposal in the weeks leading to the ARIN Public Policy Meeting
in Eugene, Oregon, scheduled for October 30-31, 2002. All feedback
received on the mailing list about this policy proposal will be
included in the discussions that will take place at the upcoming
Public Policy Meeting.

This policy proposal discussion will take place on the ARIN Public
Policy Mailing List (ppml at arin.net).  Subscription information is
available at http://www.arin.net/mailing_lists/index.html

Richard Jimmerson
Director of Operations
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

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Policy Proposal 2002-5: Amnesty Requests

If an organization, whether a member or non-member, ISP or end-user,
relinquishes a block of address space to ARIN, they shall be allowed to
select any smaller size of block in exchange, and shall not be required
to justify their use of that space.  That is, anyone should be able to
decrease their use of address space at any time without fear of the
effects of a utilization audit.  ARIN staff shall, at their
discretion, determine whether the smaller replacement block shall be a
subnet of the returned block, or a block allocated from some different
range.  In the case of an organization name change for address resource
records, ARIN's normal transfer policies will apply.


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