[ppml] Revised Policy Proposal Resource Reclamation
sleibrand at internap.com
Mon Apr 30 17:34:45 EDT 2007
I would support this (or a substantially similar) policy proposal. I
had always read existing policy as implicitly granting ARIN this
authority, and I believe this proposal reasonably outlines such authority.
Owen DeLong wrote:
> The following text replaces the previous version of this policy
> submitted by
> me. It incorporates my concerns into a better written policy
> originally drafted
> by Stephen Sprunk who now joins me as a co-author.
> 1. Policy Proposal Name: Reclamation of Number Resources
> 2. Author
> a. name: Owen DeLong, Stephen Sprunk
> b. email: owen at delong.com, stephen at sprunk.org
> c. telephone: +1.408.921.6984, +1 214 718-3791
> d. organization: None Claimed
> 3. Proposal Version: 1.1
> 4. Submission Date: ?
> 5. Proposal type: modify
> 6. Policy term: permanent
> 7. Policy statement:
> Add a new sub-section under General Policies as follows:
> Resource Reclamation
> 1. ARIN may review the current usage of any resources
> allocated or assigned to an organization. The organization shall
> furnish whatever records are necessary to perform this review.
> 2. ARIN may conduct such reviews:
> a. when any new resource is requested,
> b. whenever ARIN has cause to believe that the resources
> had originally been obtained fraudulently, or
> c. at any other time without cause unless a prior review
> has been completed in the preceding 12 months.
> 3. ARIN shall communicate the results of the review to the
> 4. If the review shows that existing usage is substantially
> not in compliance with current allocation and/or assignment policies,
> the organization shall return resources as required to bring them into
> compliance. If an organization holds multiple ARIN delegations, they
> may return any number of whole delegations necessary to restore
> compliance. If an organization holds a single ARIN delegation, they
> shall return a single aggregate portion of the delegation to restore
> 5. If the organization does not voluntarily return resources
> as required, ARIN may revoke any resources as required to bring the
> organization into compliance. ARIN shall follow the same guidelines
> for revocation that are required for voluntary return in the previous
> 6. Return or revocation of resources shall be immediate for
> billing purposes.
> 7. ARIN shall not issue any returned or revoked resources to
> another organization for a minimum of six months after reclamation.
> ARIN shall negotiate a longer term with the resource holder if ARIN
> believes the resource holder is working in good faith to restore
> compliance and has a valid need for additional time to renumber out of
> the affected blocks.
> 8. The whois database shall indicate that such blocks are
> scheduled for reclamation and shall display the date determined under
> the previous paragraph.
> Delete sections 4.1.2, 4.1.3, 4.1.4
> Remove the sentence "In extreme cases, existing allocations may be
> affected." from section 184.108.40.206.
> 8. Rationale:
> ARIN feels that current policy does not give them the power to audit
> or reclaim resources except in cases of fraud, despite this being
> mentioned in the Registration Services Agreement. This policy
> proposal provides clear policy authority to do so, guidelines for how
> and under what conditions it shall be done, and a guarantee of a
> (minimum) six-month grace period so that the current user shall have
> time to stop using any resources to be reclaimed.
> The deleted sections/text would be redundant with the adoption of this
> 9. Timetable for implementation: immediate
> 10. Meeting presenter: Owen DeLong
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