[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2013-7: Merge IPv4 ISP andEnd-User Requirements

David Farmer farmer at umn.edu
Mon Sep 9 13:58:19 EDT 2013

On 9/9/13 12:26 , Steven Ryerse wrote:
> I think it is time to remove the needs test like the 80% requirement in section 4.2.5.  Policies like this don't give an organization any flexibility and in my humble opinion are ridiculous in the real world.  The proposition of you can only get an allocation if you are going to use almost all of it up in 3 months does not further the Internet and in fact restricts it which is not ARIN's mission!

This is worthy of discussion.  However, I suggest this should be a 
different policy proposal.

We seem to be developing a consensus around the idea of a single unified 
set of requirements for end-users and ISPs, I wouldn't say we are there 
yet, but it is looking interesting.  However, consensus can be a fragile 
thing, pile too much on and you can break it and accomplish nothing.  It 
worries me that adding this to the current proposal would be too much 
for it.

I think a single unified set of requirements for end-users and ISPs is 
an extremely important idea and I would not want to see it get lost in 
another argument about removing needs basis or even a radical change to 
what justifies need.

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