[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-158 Clarify Multiple Discreet Networks Policy

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ARIN-prop-158 Clarify Multiple Discreet Networks Policy

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ARIN-prop-158 Clarify Multiple Discreet Networks Policy

Proposal Originator: Owen DeLong

Proposal Version: 1.0

Date: 3 October 2011

Proposal type: modify

Policy term: permanent

Policy statement:

Modify section 4.5 of the NRPM as follows:

Replace 4.5.2 with: The organization must have a compelling need to 
create discrete networks.

Insert new 4.5.3: Discrete networks are separate networks which have 
cannot usefully share a common routing policy.
Examples might include networks with any of the following characteristics:

Move 4.5.2 a, b, and c into new 4.5.3.

Renumber existing 4.5.3 et. seq. to accommodate new 4.5.3 (4.5.3->4.5.4, 


Recent discussions on the PPML have shown that while ARIN is correctly 
applying the policy as intended, there are those which interpret the 
existing wording differently.

This proposal seeks to clarify the meaning in line with the current and 
intended application of the policy.

Timetable for implementation: Immediate

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