[ppml] Fwd: Policy Proposal: Modernization of ISP Immediate Need Policy

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Mon Feb 26 08:09:50 EST 2007

I support this change.
It seems a reasonable fine-tuning of the policy to match overall policy
as it has evolved over the years.
On Feb 22, 2007, at 7:38 PM, Member Services wrote:
> ARIN received the following policy proposal. In accordance with  
> the  ARIN
> Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process, the proposal is being
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> placed on
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> ## * ##
> Policy Proposal Name: Modernization of ISP Immediate Need Policy
> Author: Robert Seastrom
>     Proposal Version: 1.0
> Submission Date: 22-Feb-2007
> Proposal type: modify
> Policy term: permanent
> Policy statement:
>     Modify NRPM to read:
>            If an ISP has an immediate need for address space, and  
> can provide
> justification to show that the address space will be utilized   
> within 30
> days of the request, ARIN may issue a block of address space, not   
> larger
> than a /16 nor smaller than ARIN's customary minimum allocation,  
> to  that
> organization. These cases are exceptional.
>            Current text of
>            If an ISP has an immediate need for address space, i.e.,  
> the need
> exists the day of the request, ARIN may issue a /20 if the   
> organization,
> such as a new company, shows justification. However, these cases are
> exceptional.
>        Rationale:
>     ARIN staff and ARIN members have identified a few long- 
> standing  problems
> with the Immediate Need policy.  This policy proposal attempts to
> address the following concerns:
>     * The Immediate Need policy only allows ISPs to qualify for a / 
> 20  worth
> of space, when a larger size block may be necessary to provide proper
> coverage for the proposed project.  An example justifying larger space
> is an MSOs for which a /20 is insufficient to put an address block
> larger than a /29 or /30 on each CMTS in a metropolitan area).
>                * Conversely, this policy was written before the  
> current multi-homed
> policy (which allows allocations of /21s and /22s).  The Immediate   
> Need
> policy should allow assignment of smaller blocks of space if those are
> justified.
>            * The example used in the Immediate Need policy gives  
> the impression
> that an immediate need must exist the day of the request.  This seems
> both unfair and unreasonable and should probably be changed to   
> reflect a
> realistic timeframe.                      Concerns expressed about  
> the Immediate Need Policy but NOT  addressed by
> this policy proposal (but addressed in a subsequent policy proposal):
>     * The policy as written allows ARIN to issue a /20 to an ISP only.
> However, section 4.3.4. "Additional Considerations" of the End User
> Policy in the NRPM states that "End-users may qualify for address   
> space
> under other policies such as Immediate need [] or
> Micro-allocation [4.4].". In order to be consistent, the Immediate   
> Need
> policy language should be changed to reflect the fact that both   
> ISPs and
> end-users can qualify under this policy.
> Timetable for implementation:  Immediate
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