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

Christoph Blecker cblecker at gmail.com
Thu Jul 24 11:35:51 EDT 2014

Opposed, based on reasons already provided in this thread.


On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 7:58 AM, ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:

> 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:
> https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2014_18.html
> You are encouraged to discuss the merits and your concerns of Draft
> Policy 2014-18 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-2014-18
> 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 allocation.
> 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.”
> Comments:
> a. Timetable for implementation:
> b. Anything else:
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