[ppml] Policy Proposal: Resource Renewal and Verification

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Wed Apr 25 10:20:37 EDT 2007

ARIN received the following policy proposal. In accordance with the ARIN
Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process, the proposal is being
posted to the ARIN Public Policy Mailing List (PPML) and being placed on
ARIN's website.

The AC will review this proposal and may decide to:

1. Accept the proposal as a formal policy proposal as it is presented;

2. Work with the author to:
       a) clarify the language or intent of the proposal;
       b) divide the proposal into two (2) or more proposals; or
       c) combine the proposal with other proposals; or,

3. Not accept the proposal as a formal policy proposal.

The AC will review this proposal at their next regularly scheduled
meeting. If the AC accepts the proposal, then it will be posted as a
formal policy proposal to PPML and it will be presented at a Public
Policy Meeting. If the AC does not accept the proposal, then the AC will
explain that decision; and at that time the author may elect to use the
petition process to advance their proposal. If the author elects not to
petition or the petition fails, then the proposal will be closed.

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Policy Proposal Name: Resource Renewal and Verification

Author: Owen DeLong
Proposal Version: 0.0.1

Submission Date: 4/24/07

Proposal type: new

Policy term: permanent
Policy statement:

   At any time after a resource is allocated or assigned, ARIN staff may
audit the usage of the resource to verify that it is in compliance with
the policies under which it was issued and the RSA which governs its use.

   Should the staff develop reason to believe that such usage no longer
meets ARIN policy, ARIN shall immediately notify the appropriate POCs
and attempt to resolve the issue.  Should the issue not be resolved to
ARIN's satisfaction, ARIN shall have the option of not renewing the
effected resources at the next renewal of the organization.

   If renewal is not at least 90 days out when the POC is notified of
ARIN's decision not to renew, a 90 day grace period shall be granted.

Any decision not to renew may be appealed to the BoT who shall act an
the appeal within 30 days.  The decision of the BoT shall be final.


   It was my understanding that ARIN staff already had this option.
However, it is not clear in policy that such an option exists. Codifying
this ability will prevent fraud and reduce the likelihood of resources
being obtained under false pretense.  For example, a claim was made at a
policy meeting that organizations can/do apply under the multi-home
policy, then become single-homed and remain single-homed, essentially
doing an end-run on the multi-home policy.

Timetable for implementation: Immediate

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