[arin-ppml] ARIN-2013-7 NRPM 4 (IPv4) policy cleanup

Scott Leibrand scottleibrand at gmail.com
Fri Jan 24 10:06:49 EST 2014


Based on feedback from the community, the AC has revised Draft Policy
ARIN-2013-7 (formerly "Merge IPv4 ISP and End-User requirements") and
retitled it as "NRPM 4 (IPv4) policy cleanup".  The title change reflects
the primary change we made, which was to remove some of the more
controversial aspects of the original policy (to possibly be reintroduced
as separate policy proposals), but to retain a number of the cleanup

As AC shepherd for the policy, I'm particularly interested in feedback from
the community on a couple questions:

What do you think of the revised policy overall?  Is it useful to clean up
NRPM section 4 in this manner?
Are there any aspects of the revised policy that you disagree with, or have
any specific feedback on?


Draft Policy 2013-7 - NRPM 4 (IPv4) policy cleanup

Proposal Originator: Dan Alexander

Problem Statement: Parts of NRPM 4 are irrelevant, especially after IPv4
run-out, and should be cleaned up for clarity.

Policy statement:

Short list of changes with details explained below.

Remove section 4.1.1 Routability
Update section 4.1.5 Determination of resource requests
Remove section 4.1.7 RFC2050
Remove section 4.1.9 Returned IPv4 Addresses
Replace and retitle section Subscriber Members Less Than One Year
Remove section Subscriber Members After One Year
Remove section 4.2.5 Web Hosting Policy

Remove section 4.1.1 Routability
It is no longer necessary for the NRPM to suggest where an organization
obtains resources from.

Retitle and rewrite section (4.1.5 Determination of IP address allocation
Remove: "Determination of IP address allocation size is the responsibility
of ARIN."

Replace with: (4.1.5 Resource request size) "Determining the validity of
the amount of requested IP address resources is the responsibility of ARIN."

Rationale: Clarify that it is the validity of the request that is more the
focus than the amount of resources requested. This does not prevent ARIN
from suggesting that a smaller block would be justified where a larger one
would not, but also does not suggest that it is ARIN's sole discretion to
judge the size of the blocks needed.

Remove section 4.1.7 RFC2050
Now that RFC2050 has been replaced with RFC 7020 and ARIN-2013-4 RIR
Principles has been adopted, this section is no longer needed.

Remove section Subscriber Members Less Than One Year and
Subscriber Members After One Year
Replace with: ( Request size) "ISPs may request up to a 3-month
supply of IPv4 addresses from ARIN, or a 24-month supply via 8.3 transfer."

Rationale: Since ARIN received its last /8, by IANA implementing section, this is now a distinction without a difference.

Remove section 4.2.5 Web Hosting Policy
This information-gathering policy has been in place for a decade now with
no resulting policy changes, and is no longer needed in light of IPv4

Timetable for implementation: Immediate
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