[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2009-8: Equitable IPv4 Run-Out - Last Call

Martin Hannigan marty at akamai.com
Tue Dec 1 16:43:09 EST 2009

I support this policy as written.


On Nov 24, 2009, at 11:18 AM, Member Services wrote:

> The ARIN Advisory Council (AC) met on 19 November and decided to
> send a revised version of the following draft policy to last call:
>    Draft Policy 2009-8: Equitable IPv4 Run-Out
> Feedback is encouraged during this last call period. All comments  
> should
> be provided to the Public Policy Mailing List. This last call will
> expire on 10 December 2009. After last call the AC will conduct their
> last call review.
> The draft policy text is below and available at:
> https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/
> The ARIN Policy Development Process is available at:
> https://www.arin.net/policy/pdp.html
> Regards,
> Member Services
> American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
> ## * ##
> Draft Policy 2009-8
> Equitable IPv4 Run-Out
> Version/Date: 24 November 2009
> Policy statement:
> Rename NRPM;
> Subscriber Members Less Than One Year
> Replace NRPM with;
> Subscriber Members After One Year
> After an organization has been a subscriber member of ARIN for one  
> year,
> they may choose to request up to a 12 month supply of IP addresses.
> When ARIN receives its last /8, by IANA implementing section,
> the length of supply that an organization may request will be reduced.
> An organization may choose to request up to a 3 month supply of IP
> addresses.
> This reduction does not apply to resources received via section 8.3.  
> An
> organization receiving a transfer under section 8.3 may continue to
> request up to a 12 month supply of IP addresses.
> Rationale:
> This policy is intended to ensure an equitable distribution of IPv4
> resources as run-out of the ARIN free pool occurs. This is achieved by
> changing section of the NRPM to reduce the length of supply of
> IPv4 resources that may be requested when the IANA free pool runs-out.
> Equity is accomplished by reducing the window that an advantage or
> disadvantage can exist between competitors, that will be created when
> one competitor receives a final allocation just before run-out and
> another competitor does not.
> Further this policy ensures equity between incumbent resource holders
> and new entrants by providing the same length of supply for each as  
> the
> ARIN free pool runs out. This eliminates a potential bias toward
> incumbent resource holders that is created as a result of ARIN free  
> pool
> run-out interacting with resource allocation slow start for new  
> entrants
> in current policy.
> This policy is similar to ideas in RIPE policy proposal 2009-03
> (http://www.ripe.net/ripe/policies/proposals/2009-03.html), and has  
> been
> adapted by discussion and for use within the ARIN region.
> This policy is intended to be independent of other policies or  
> proposals
> to reserve address space for IPv6 transition or other purposes. It is
> not intended to limit Transfers to Specified Recipients per section  
> 8.3
> of the NRPM.
> This draft contains the elements that there seems to have been the
> largest consensus for on the floor of ARIN XXIV Public Policy  
> Meeting in
> Dearborn, Michigan. Further, there was a strong preference that no
> changes be triggered until IANA free pool run-out.
> Timetable for implementation:  Immediate
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