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

David Farmer farmer at umn.edu
Wed Feb 8 21:25:53 EST 2012

I support the general concept of this proposal and would like to see it 
discussed in Vancouver.  Furthermore, I think it is really important for 
this be discussed by the community before any policy to relax the 
current three-month window is implemented.

On 2/1/12 12:37 CST, ARIN wrote:

> 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.
> Rationale:
> 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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