[ppml] Revised 2007-17 Legacy outreach and partial reclamation

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Thu Feb 21 15:29:41 EST 2008

Policy Proposal 2007-17: Legacy Outreach and Partial Reclamation has
been revised. This proposal is open for discussion on this mailing list
and will be on the agenda at the upcoming ARIN Public Policy Meeting.

The current policy proposal text is provided below and is also available
at: http://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2007_17.html


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Owen DeLong wrote:
> What follows is a pretty major rewrite of proposal 2007-17 based on
> community input, staff input, and feedback from the other members
> of the Advisory Council.  I hope that this new version of the proposal
> will better meet the desires of the community, the rigors of the
> ARIN policy process, and, the needs of the ARIN staff.
> If you choose to comment on this new version, please indicate whether
> you favor or oppose it as well as any ways in which you believe it
> could be improved.
> Thanks,
> Owen
> Policy Proposal Name: Legacy Outreach and Partial Reclamation
> Author
> name: Owen DeLong
> email: owen at delong.com <mailto:owen at delong.com>
> telephone: 408-921-6984
> organization: JITTR Networks
> Proposal Version: 0.2.0
> Submission Date: 2008 February 21
> Proposal type: M
> new, modify, or delete.
> Policy term: permanent
> temporary, permanent, or renewable.
> Policy statement:
> Replace section 4.6 as follows:
> 4.6 Amnesty and Aggregation requests
> 4.6.1 Intent of this policy
> This policy is intended to allow the community and ARIN staff
> to work together with holders of address resources in the
> best interests of the community by facilitating the return of
> unused address space and the aggregation of existing space
> in a manner which is in the best interests of both parties.
> 4.6.2 No penalty for returning or aggregating
> ARIN shall seek to make the return of address space as convenient
> and risk-free to the returning organization as possible. An
> organization with several non-contiguous blocks seeking to
> aggregate and return space at the same time should be accommodated
> if possible. If it is possible to expand one block, for example,
> to facilitate the return of other blocks, ARIN should do that
> where possible.
> 4.6.3 Return should not force renumbering
> An organization shall be allowed to return a partial block of
> any size to ARIN. For any return greater than a /24, ARIN shall
> not require that the non-returned portion of the block be renumbered
> unless the returning organization wishes to do so.
> 4.6.4 Incentives
> The Board of Trustees should consider creating incentives for
> organizations to return addresses under this policy.
> 4.6.5 RSA Required if new addresses received
> Any organization which receives any additional addresses under
> this policy shall be required to sign an ARIN RSA which will
> apply to all new addresses issued and to any retained blocks
> which are expanded under this policy.
> 4.6.6 Annual contact required
> Any organization which participates in this policy shall be
> required to sign an agreement stipulating that ARIN will attempt
> contact at least once per year via the contact mechanisms
> registered for the organization in whois. Should ARIN fail
> to make contact, after reasonable effort the organization
> shall be flagged as "unreachable" in whois. After six months
> in "unreachable" status, the organization agrees that ARIN
> may consider all resources held by the organization to be
> abandoned and reclaim such resources. Should the organization
> make contact with ARIN prior to the end of the aforementioned
> six month period and update their contact information
> appropriately, ARIN shall remove the "unreachable" status
> and the annual contact cycle shall continue as normal.
> If the organization pays annual fees to ARIN, the payment
> of annual fees shall be considered sufficient contact.
> Rationale:
> Existing policy supports aggregation (4.7) and provides some
> amnesty (existing 4.6) for returning blocks.  However, a number
> of resource holders have expressed discomfort with the current
> section 4.6 believing that they will be forced to return their
> entire address space and renumber rather than being able to
> make partial returns and retain some of their existing space.
> This policy seeks to eliminate those concerns and make the return
> of unused address space more desirable to the resource holders.
> A very high percentage of underutilized space is in the hands of
> legacy holders who currently have no benefit to joining the ARIN
> process and no way to return any portion of their address space
> without incurring significant disadvantage as a result.
> A suggestion to the board would be to adopt benefits along the
> following lines for people returning space. These benefits would
> provide additional incentive for resource holders to make appropriate
> returns and for legacy holders to join the ARIN process:
> 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 returned, with any fractional /20
> 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 their IPv4 resources are
> henceforth subject to the RSA.
> Timetable for implementation:
> Immediate
> Meeting presenter:
> TBD, probably Owen DeLong
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