[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2014-18: Simplifying Minimum Allocations and Assignments

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Wed Jul 23 10:58:02 EDT 2014

On 17 July 2014 the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) accepted "ARIN-prop-210 
Simplifying Minimum Allocations and Assignments" as a Draft Policy.

Draft Policy ARIN-2014-18 is below and can be found at:

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   * Technically Sound
   * Supported by the Community

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Draft Policy ARIN-2014-18
Simplifying Minimum Allocations and Assignments

Date: 23 July 2014

Problem Statement:

New and small organizations are having a difficult time receiving 
resource allocations from ARIN because of the economic, administrative 
and time burdens of making their way through ARIN’s needs testing 
process. For small allocations, the burdens of needs testing may exceed 
the value of the resources, or may deter small, less well-funded 
organizations’ ability to receive an allocation from ARIN. As ARIN was 
created to provide Internet resources to ALL organizations within its 
geographic territory, this disparity in the Policy Manual needs to be 
addressed. The problem can be remedied by removing needs testing for any 
organization that applies to receive the current minimum block size 

Policy statement:

Therefore I propose the following addition to the Policy Manual 
(possibly as
“A Minimum IP allocation size(s) has been defined per Section 4 of the 
ARIN Number Resource Policy Manual. Regardless of any policy 
requirement(s) defined in any other active Section of the Policy Manual, 
all organizations may apply and shall automatically qualify for the 
current Minimum IP Block Allocation upon completing the normal 
administrative application process and fee requirements, and all 
organizations shall be eligible for such an allocation once every 12 
months. Where this is in conflict with any other Section in the Policy 
Manual, this Section shall be controlling.”

a. Timetable for implementation:
b. Anything else:

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