[arin-ppml] 2008-4: Minimum Allocation in the Caribbean Region - Last Call

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Wed Oct 22 15:39:25 EDT 2008

Policy Proposal 2008-4
Minimum Allocation in the Caribbean Region

On 17 October 2008 the ARIN Advisory Council (AC), acting under the
provisions of the ARIN Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process,
determined that the community supports this proposal and moves it to
last call as amended. The AC removed the second bullet from the 4.8.1
text because it was redundant, and modified the region to refer to it as
the Caribbean and North Atlantic Islands.

Feedback is encouraged during this last call period. All comments should
be provided to the Public Policy Mailing List. This last call will
expire at 23:59 EDT, 7 November 2008.

The policy proposal text is provided below and is also available at:

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


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Policy Proposal 2008-4
Minimum Allocation in the Caribbean Region

Author: Cathy Aronson and Paul Andersen

Date: 22 October 2008

Proposal type: new

Policy term: renewable

Policy statement:

Add the following as section 4.8 of NRPM:

4.8.   Minimum Allocation for the Caribbean and North Atlantic Islands
The minimum IPv4 allocation size for ISPs from the Caribbean and North
Atlantic Islands sector of the ARIN region is /22.

       4.8.1. Allocation Criteria

        *  The requesting organization must show the efficient
        utilization of an entire previously allocated /22 from their
        upstream ISP. This allocation (/22) may have been provided
        by an ISP's upstream provider(s), and does not have to be
        contiguous address space. The organization must meet the
        requirement of efficient use of 4 /24s.

        *  Utilization Reporting and Justification. All other ARIN policies
        regarding the reporting of justification information for the
        allocation of IPv4 and IPv6 address space will remain in effect.


ARIN staff have noted that organizations in the Caribbean region have
problems meeting the current criteria due to the fact that the
population in the region is smaller than that of Canada and the US.
There is also a lack of competition with many countries in the region
faced with a monopoly or duopoly situation in terms of transport providers.

To spur development in the region a similar proposal was passed in this
region for the portion of the African region that ARIN administered
prior to the formation of AfriNIC. This proposal seeks a similar outcome.

Timetable for implementation: immediate

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