[ppml] Policy Proposal: Resource Reclamation Incentives

Azinger, Marla marla.azinger at frontiercorp.com
Sat Jun 30 11:42:35 EDT 2007

Hello ARIN Community- 

Cathy Aronson and Lea Roberts will serve as the AC Shepherds for this proposal.

Thank you for your time
Marla Azinger
AC Chair

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Owen DeLong wrote:
> Here's an attempt to partially drain the swamp and create some  
> incentives
> for legacy holders to both return available IPv4 space and start using
> IPv6.
> Comments welcome.
> Owen
> Policy Proposal Name: Legacy Outreach and Partial Reclamation
> Author
> 	name: Owen DeLong
> 	email: owen at delong.com
> 	telephone: 408-921-6984
> 	organization: JITTR Networks
> Proposal Version: 0.0.1
> Submission Date: 2007 April 22
> Proposal type: M
> 	new, modify, or delete.
> Policy term: permanent
> 	temporary, permanent, or renewable.
> Policy statement:
> 	Modify section 4.6 as follows:
> 	4.6 Amnesty Requests
> 		ARIN will accept the return or relinquishment of any address space
> 		from any existing address holder. If the address holder wishes to
> 		aggregate into a single block, ARIN may work with the address holder
> 		to arrive at an allocation or assignment which is equal to or smaller
> 		than the sum of their existing blocks and which best meets the needs
> 		of the existing holder and the community. There shall be no fee for
> 		returning addresses under this policy.  Further, organizations
> 		returning addresses under this policy shall receive the following
> 		benefits:
> 			1.	If the organization does not currently pay ARIN
> 				fees, they shall remain fee exempt.
> 			2.	If the organization currently pays ARIN fees,
> 				their fees shall be waived for two years for
> 				each /20 equivalent returned, with any fractional /20
> 				equivalent resulting in a one-time single year waiver.
> 			3.	Any organization returning address space under
> 				this policy shall continue under their existing
> 				RSA or they may choose to sign the current RSA.
> 				For organizations which currently do not
> 				have an RSA, they may sign the current RSA, or,
> 				they may choose to remain without an RSA.
> 			4.	All organizations returning space under this
> 				policy shall, if they meet other eligibility
> 				requirements and so request, obtain an
> 				appropriate IPv6 end-user assignment
> 				or ISP allocation as applicable, with no fees
> 				for the first 5 years.  Organizations electing
> 				to receive IPv6 allocation/assignment under
> 				this provision must sign a current RSA and
> 				must agree that all of their IPv4 resources are
> 				henceforth subject to the RSA. Organizations
> 				taking this election shall be subject to end-user
> 				fees for their IPv4 resources not previously
> 				under an ARIN RSA.  If they are already an
> 				ARIN subscriber, then IPv4 resources
> 				affected by this process may, instead,  be added to
> 				their existing subscriber agreement at the
> 				address holder's discretion.
> Rationale:
> 	The current amnesty policy does a nice job of facilitating
> 	aggregation, which was the intent when it was drafted.  However,
> 	as we approach IPv4 free-space exhaustion, the community now
> 	has an additional need to facilitate address reclamation.
> 	A very high percentage of underutilized space is in the hands of
> 	legacy holders who currently have no benefit to joining the ARIN
> 	process.  Further, there is an unfortunate perception that doing
> 	so will require force the legacy holder into certain future  
> disadvantages.
> 	This proposal attempts to resolve both of those issues while also
> 	providing some incentive to legacy organizations to start using
> 	IPv6 resources and bring their IPv4 resources into the ARIN
> 	process.
> 	This policy attempts to provide some benefit and remove most of
> 	the costs of making partial IPv4 returns.  It also attempts to
> 	provide an incentive for these IPv4 holders to join the ARIN
> 	process.
> Timetable for implementation:
> 	Immediate
> Meeting presenter:
> 	TBD, probably Owen DeLong
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