[arin-ppml] PP 124 Preliminary Info Was: Re: Advisory Council Meeting Results - December 2010

Martin Hannigan hannigan at gmail.com
Mon Jan 3 22:25:22 EST 2011


One minor additional piece of information for the rationale below. The
inventory numbers are increased by about 32 million addresses as a
result of the disclosure by ARIN with respect to current inventory.
I've included the last /8. I've also included the InterOp /8. The
global policy dealing with returns to the IANA is not a slam dunk nor
is it unlikely that someone would suggest and possible succeed
proposing policy that would require address space held in inventory to
be released if it wasn't disposed of by another means such as global



On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 1:52 PM, Martin Hannigan <hannigan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Folks,
> I'm preparing the petition for PP 124 and wanted to post a reminder
> and the revised text for 124 prior to the petition.
> I'd like to request that the ARIN staff please provide an accurate
> condition of current inventory including all address space, reserves,
> holds, etc.
> Best,
> Martin
> ### snarf ###
> 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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