[ppml] Policy Proposal: End Site Immediate Need Policy

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Sun Feb 25 00:22:51 EST 2007

I support this policy.  It seems a reasonable interpretation of the
intent of existing policy.


On Feb 22, 2007, at 7:38 PM, Member Services wrote:

> ARIN received the following policy proposal. In accordance with the  
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> ## * ##
> Policy Proposal Name: End Site Immediate Need Policy
> Author: Robert Seastrom
> Proposal Version: 1.0
> Submission Date: 22-Feb-2007
> Proposal type: new
> Policy term: permanent
> Policy statement:
> Create new section in NRPM 4.3.6. to mirror the intent of, but
> modified for end sites.  If pending proposal "Modernization of ISP
> Immediate Need Policy" is ratified, this new section will read:
> 	4.3.6 Immediate Need:
> 	If an end-user 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.
> In the absence of ratification of ""Modernization of ISP Immediate  
> Need
> Policy", this proposal is to add section 4.3.6 with a modification of
> the current text of to make it apply to end-users:
> 	4.3.6 Immediate Need:
> 	If an end-user 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 has expressed the concern that the current policy is
> self-contradictory, in one place stating that the Immediate Need  
> Policy
> applies to ISPs, and in another place stating that end users can  
> qualify
> under it. The communication received was:
> 	* 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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