AS Number Registrations

Member Services memsvcs at
Tue Aug 29 14:19:21 EDT 2000

The number of AS numbers ARIN issues has increased steadily over the last
three years.  Members have expressed concern about this large increase in
AS number registrations.

	Issued in 1998 -- 915
	Issued in 1999 -- 1,685
	Issued in 2000 -- 1,596 (through July)

The vast majority of these AS numbers are issued to newly multi-homed
sites.  Is this increase in AS number registrations a concern to the
community and should ARIN policies be changed, as a result?

The ARIN AS number registration guidelines can be found at and on the request template at

ARIN would like your feedback on this issue.  Please post your comments
and suggestions to the public policy mailing list (ppml at  Your
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