[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-124: Clarification of Section - revised

Scott Leibrand scottleibrand at gmail.com
Mon Dec 13 12:39:51 EST 2010

I have no problem with this revised text. 


On Dec 13, 2010, at 7:22 AM, ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:

> The proposal originator submitted revised text.
> Note the new nomenclature for proposals, "ARIN-prop-nnn". "ARIN" will
> also be added to draft policies.
> Regards,
> Communications and Member Services
> American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
> ## * ##
> Policy Proposal ARIN-prop-124
> Clarification of Section
> Proposal Originator: Martin Hannigan, Chris Grundemann
> Proposal Version: 2
> Date: 13 December 2010
> Proposal type: Modify, complete replacement of
> Policy term: Permanent
> Policy statement:
> Subscriber Members After One Year
> After an organization has been a subscriber member of ARIN for one year,
> that organization may choose to request up to a 12 month supply of IP
> addresses.
> On the date that ARIN receives its last /8 as a result of the IANA
> executing section of the NRPM and in accordance with the Global
> Policy for the Allocation of the Remaining IPv4 Address Space, the
> length of supply that any organization may request from ARIN from that
> moment forward will be reduced to three months. Any request submitted
> prior to that moment will continue to be eligible for a twelve month
> supply of IPv4 addresses as long as need has been reasonably
> demonstrated and the application is not deemed frivolous.
> This reduction does not apply to resources received through the
> utilization of NRPM Section 8.3 of the NRPM. An organization receiving a
> transfer under NRPM Section 8.3 may continue to request up to a 12-month
> supply of IP addresses.
> Rationale:
> ARIN's pending operational practice is that if an organization has a
> request in the ARIN hostmaster queue for IPv4 resources when the IANA
> declares the exhaustion phase (, their request will be
> automatically truncated from a twelve month supply to a three month
> supply since policy in effect at the time of exhaustion will apply. 8.3
> and are currently "in effect".
> Example: If an entity is asking for 4 x /24 for a 12 month period and
> IANA exhaustion occurs, a requester will receive, if justified, 1 x /24.
> If an entity is asking for 120 x /24 at the time that exhaustion occurs,
> they would only receive 30 x /24 if justified. If ARIN determines that
> this same entity would only qualify for 90 of the 120 x /24 requested,
> then that entity would only receive 22 x /24.
> ARIN has the equivalent of almost a /8 in at least one reserve, has
> recently received 2 /8's, received ~391 x /16's as a result of the
> distribution of "various registries" from the IANA and is guaranteed to
> receive at least one additional /8 (aggregate of about 92 million
> individual IPv4 addresses) as a result of the execution of by
> the IANA. Considering the size of the supply, it would seem prudent to
> provide for all members needs in a fair and consistent manner as long as
> possible in order to support the continued orderly transition of the
> Internet to IPv6.
> The intention of this proposal is simple. To allow resource requests in
> the application queue that have provided an application that has a
> reasonable chance of success the opportunity to complete the process and
> receive transition addresses.
> The ARIN AC should review and determine what action if any should be
> taken at their next available opportunity, or sooner if they deem warranted.
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