[arin-ppml] IP Address Policy

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Wed Aug 8 18:12:52 EDT 2012

On Aug 8, 2012, at 5:51 PM, Steven Ryerse <SRyerse at eclipse-networks.com<mailto:SRyerse at eclipse-networks.com>> wrote:
So because of ARIN’s policies and their unwillingness to assign me additional IPv4 resources, I am left with only one other viable solution.

Steve -

  ARIN's unwillingness to assign you the resources is the result of ARIN  following
  the policies set by this community, i.e. We cannot issue space simply because
  we feel that the application is made in earnest; the request has to match the policy
  set by the community because your use of that address space has implications
  for all Internet service providers.

  I will allow others to speak about the merits of the current policies for provider-
  independent IPv4 address allocations.

That is to go out on the open market (thru Bankruptcy Court or not)  and buy a Legacy /22 from somebody who has one to sell and pay them for it and use that block.

  Present transfer policy has the same requirements to receive that block as
  for ARIN to issue space from the available IPv4 address pool, so no transfer
  would be possible, even if specified from someone else who had sufficient
  IPv4 space that could be made available.

I somewhat doubt based on all the submissions that I have observed in this community that I can achieve a change in ARIN’s policy but I’ll give that a try.

ARIN’s Mission Statement from their website states:   “Applying the principles of stewardship, ARIN, a nonprofit corporation, allocates Internet Protocol resources; develops consensus-based policies; and facilitates the advancement of the Internet through information and educational outreach.”

In keeping with ARIN’s mission of “facilitates the advancement of the Internet”, I propose that an addition to the set of ARIN’s policies be made that says the following:

“Regardless of any other ARIN Policy,  ARIN will allocate an IP block matching ARIN’s current Minimum IP Block Size, to any organization or entity that can reasonably demonstrate a need for an IP block.”  (I will let ARIN determine the appropriate Policy number.)
So fellow community members and ARIN staff,  is there a consensus to enact my proposed policy addition, or am I to be forced to go outside of the normal ARIN allocation process to meet my organization’s needs?  This submission is intended to be constructive and I hope it is received that way.   I look forward to constructive input from this community.

   The merits of your proposal is should be discussed by the community;
   I do thank you for raising this issue because that is how address policy
   is improved over time.

Thanks again!

John Curran
President and CEO
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