[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2014-21: Modification to CI Pool Size per Section 4.4

Andrew Dul andrew.dul at quark.net
Fri Dec 26 12:43:22 EST 2014


David,

I'd like to propose the following rewrite of this section as replacement
text for ARIN-2014-21.  I believe this rewrite deals with the clarity
issues that you have noted.  I believe this rewrite does not change
operational practice (other than the /15 replacing the current /16), but
provides some needed clarity in this section from multiple amendments
over the years. 


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*4.4. Micro-allocation*

ARIN will make IPv4 micro-allocations to critical infrastructure
providers of the Internet, including public exchange points, core DNS
service providers (e.g. ICANN-sanctioned root and ccTLD operators) as
well as the RIRs and IANA. 

These allocations will be no smaller than a /24. Multiple allocations
may be granted when operational need can be documented.

ARIN will place an equivalent of a /15 of IPv4 address space in a
permanent reserve for micro-allocations and shall use sparse allocations
practices where applicable.

*4.4.1 Internet Exchange Points*

Exchange point allocations MUST be allocated from specific blocks
reserved only for this purpose. All other micro-allocations WILL be
allocated out of other blocks reserved for micro-allocation purposes.
ARIN will make a list of these blocks publicly available.

Exchange point operators must provide justification for the allocation,
including: connection policy, location, other participants (minimum of
three total), ASN, and contact information. This policy does not
preclude exchange point operators from requesting address space under
other policies.

*4.4.2 gTLD Allocations*

ICANN-sanctioned gTLD operators may justify up to the equivalent of an
IPv4 /23 block for each authorized new gTLD, allocated from the free
pool or received via transfer, but not from the blocks reserved in
section 4.4. This limit of a /23 equivalent per gTLD does not apply to
gTLD allocations made under previous policy.

*4.4.3 Other Critical Infrastructure*

Other critical infrastructure, such as ICANN-sanctioned root and ccTLD
operators, as well as the RIRs and IANA, may receive allocations from
ARIN, when operational need can be demonstrated.

 

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On 12/22/2014 2:48 PM, David Farmer wrote:
> So far there has been very little discussion on this policy.
>
> Therefore, as one of the AC shepherds for this policy I would like to
> initiate some discussion of this policy.  Here are a few questions for
> the ARIN community to think about and provide feedback on;
>
> - The current CI reservation is for all CI not just IXPs, the problem
> statement discusses growth primarily in the IXPs as justification to
> expand the reservation.  Should we split off a separate reservation
> pool for IXPs?  Or, keep the current common CI pool?
>
> - ARIN-2011-4 the policy that made the original CI reservation had a
> Policy Term of 36 Months following implementation, but this was not in
> the policy text itself and therefore did not get included in the NRPM.
>
> https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2011_4.html
>
> If applicable, this would have expired July 2014.  So, should there be
> expiration date included in this policy text?  If there should be no
> expiration date, should we explicitly note the removal of any
> expiration date in the discussion of this policy?
>
> - There was discussion of smaller and larger than /24 IXP allocations,
> like /26 on the smaller side and that some very large IXPs are
> starting to need as large as a /22.  Also discussed was, sparse
> allocation for IXPs to allow expansion without renumbering.  Should
> this policy includes any changes along these lines?  Why or why not?
>
> - Should we try to get this to the PPC at NANOG 63 in San Antonio as a
> Recommended Draft Policy?  Or should it wait go to the PPM at ARIN 35
> in San Francisco as a Recommended Draft Policy?  What about ARIN free
> pool run-out timing?
>
> Do you support the policy as written, if not are there any changes
> that could be made that would allow you to support the policy?
>
> Thanks.
>
> On 11/25/14, 14:35 , ARIN wrote:
>> On 20 November 2014 the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) accepted
>> "ARIN-prop-213 Modification to CI Pool Size per Section 4.4" as a Draft
>> Policy.
>>
>> Draft Policy ARIN-2014-21 is below and can be found at:
>> https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2014_21.html
>>
>> You are encouraged to discuss the merits and your concerns of Draft
>> Policy 2014-21 on the Public Policy Mailing List.
>>
>> The AC will evaluate the discussion in order to assess the conformance
>> of this draft policy with ARIN's Principles of Internet Number Resource
>> Policy as stated in the PDP. Specifically, these principles are:
>>
>>    * Enabling Fair and Impartial Number Resource Administration
>>    * Technically Sound
>>    * Supported by the Community
>>
>> The ARIN Policy Development Process (PDP) can be found at:
>> https://www.arin.net/policy/pdp.html
>>
>> Draft Policies and Proposals under discussion can be found at:
>> https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/index.html
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Communications and Member Services
>> American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
>>
>>
>> ## * ##
>>
>>
>> Draft Policy ARIN-2014-21
>> Modification to CI Pool Size per Section 4.4
>>
>> Date: 25 November 2014
>>
>> Problem Statement:
>>
>> At the time that this section of policy was written, IXP growth in North
>> America was stagnant. Efforts of late have increased significantly
>> within the IXP standards and other communities to improve critical
>> infrastructure in North America. This effort is paying dividends and we
>> project that a /16 will not be enough to continue to improve global
>> interconnect conditions and support needed IXP CI infrastructure.
>>
>> Policy statement:
>>
>> Change to text in section 4.4 Micro Allocations:
>>
>> Current text:
>>
>> ARIN will place an equivalent of a /16 of IPv4 address space in a
>> reserve for Critical Infrastructure, as defined in section 4.4. If at
>> the end of the policy term there is unused address space remaining in
>> this pool, ARIN staff is authorized to utilize this space in a manner
>> consistent with community expectations.
>>
>> Proposed text to replace current text entirely:
>>
>> ARIN will place an equivalent of a /15 of IPv4 address space in a
>> reserve for Critical Infrastructure, as defined in section 4.4.
>>
>> Timetable for implementation: Immediate
>
>

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