[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-163 Dedicated resources for initial ISP allocations

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Wed Feb 1 13:37:03 EST 2012

ARIN-prop-163 Dedicated resources for initial ISP allocations

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ARIN-prop-163 Dedicated resources for initial ISP allocations

Proposal Originator: Joe Maimon

Proposal Version: 1.0

Date: 1 February 2012

Proposal type: New

Policy term: Temporary

Policy statement:

Add Resources dedicated for initial ISP allocations.

Prior to any allocation or assignment that will cause ARIN's total
available, unreserved and non-dedicated resources to fall under a total
of a /8, ARIN will first ensure that dedicated resources equivalent to a
/10 are available from the remainder of the available resources. These
resources are to be used solely for initial ISP allocations that cannot
be fulfilled from any other available ARIN resources. Restrictions

ARIN may require qualifying organizations to demonstrate that they were
not created solely to receive resources from these dedicated resources. Replenishment

ARIN will replenish the available dedicated resources, up to the total
of a /10 of available resources, whenever there are sufficient available
resources, with no more than 25% of the available resources going for
this purpose. Reporting

ARIN will keep numbers and statistics available as to the total size of
the dedicated resources, allocated and unallocated and to how many
members allocations were made, available annually. Retirement

ARIN will retire this section whenever two full calendar years go by
that no allocations are made from these resources, following their creation.


I believe it is important to ensure access to new entities to the IPv4
resources ARIN maintains stewardship over. Without a policy like this
one, they are unlikely to have any alternative other then to use PA
space or utilize transfers that may be prohibitively burdensome.

I also believe it is important to ARIN to be an essential and relevant
entity to the process of getting these new ISP's to their footing with
IPv4 resources.

ARIN informal numbers:

Total first time IPv4 allocations to ISPs approved in 2011:  318
Total IPv4 space approved for:     2,812 /24s

Total additional IPv4 allocations to ISPs in 2011:  497 ISP accounts
received at least one additional IPv4 allocation.
Total IPv4 space approved for:   70,569 /24s

This suggests that maintaining resources for these new ISPs can ensure a
steady influx of new members who would otherwise have much more limited
options, and that a /10 can provide an estimated 4 years of access to
these resources.

This same /10 would last for additional allocations less than a year.

Timetable for implementation: Before ARIN has less than a /8 in
its free pool.

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