[ppml] Policy Proposal: 200-reduction- - AC postponed decision

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Tue Nov 20 13:51:29 EST 2007

On 15 November 2007, the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) postponed their
decision regarding "200-reduction-" in order for the shepherds
to work with the author. The AC will review this proposal at their next
regularly scheduled meeting.

The proposal text is below and can be found at:

The ARIN Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process can be found at:


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Policy Proposal Name: 200-reduction-

Author: Brian Dickson

Proposal Version: 1

Submission Date: Oct 18, 2007

Proposal type: modify

Policy term: permanent

Policy statement:

In d), where 2007-25 proposes:

"be an existing, known ISP in the ARIN region or have a plan for making
at least 200 end-site assignments to other organizations within 5 years."

replace with"
"be an existing, known ISP in the ARIN region or have a plan for making
at least 20 end-site assignments to other organizations, or for
providing IPv6 transit to one or more IPv6 PI blocks belonging to other
organizations, within 5 years."


The purpose of the text is to establish reasonable ways for an ISP to
demonstrate that it is in fact an ISP. Any of the above listed
conditions satisfy that need, and the intent is to avoid having the text
of the policy prevent any legitimate ISP from receiving an initial IPv6

It does lower the bar, but in a justifiable fashion. It is not necessary
for an ISP to have lots of PA assignments. It is necessary for an ISP to
be announcing PA *or* PI blocks to the internet, and relaxing the
criteria to recognize both possibilities jointly, makes the policy
reflect the actual realities for any number of large regional ISPs, who
may have sold off portions of their business but who still operate
significant infrastructure.

Timetable for implementation: Immediate

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