[arin-ppml] LAST CALL: Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2013-8: Subsequent Allocations for New Multiple Discrete Networks

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Tue Jun 24 16:16:05 EDT 2014

The ARIN Advisory Council (AC) met on 19 June 2014 and decided to
send the following to last call:

   Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2013-8: Subsequent Allocations for New 
Multiple Discrete Networks

Feedback is encouraged during the last call period. All comments should
be provided to the Public Policy Mailing List. This last call will
expire on 8 July 2014. After last call the AC will conduct their
last call review.

The draft policy text is below and available at:

The ARIN Policy Development Process is available at:


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Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2013-8
Subsequent Allocations for New Multiple Discrete Networks

Date: 16 May 2014

AC's assessment of conformance with the Principles of Internet Number 
Resource Policy:

This proposal enables fair and impartial number resource administration 
by documenting how to get a new block for a new discrete network. 
Previous versions of the policy did have this information and over time 
it has been removed.

This proposal is technically sound. There is a need for discrete 
networks and an organization should have a policy that would allow it to 
create a new discrete network.

This proposal is supported by the community. There has been some concern 
about the criterial that will be used and this version has been updated 
with the current thinking on the criteria.

Policy Statement:

Add the following statement to section 4.5.4.
Upon verification that the organization has shown evidence of deployment 
of the new discrete network site, the new network(s) shall be allocated 
the minimum allocation size under section unless the 
organization can demonstrate additional need using the immediate need 
criteria (

Add an additional reference to section 6.11.5.b such that it references 
both the initial allocation and subsequent allocation sections of the 
IPv6 LIR policy.
"Each network will be judged against the existing utilization criteria 
specified in 6.5.2 and 6.5.3 as if it were a separate organization..."

a. Timetable for implementation: immediate
b. This policy is being proposed based upon the Policy Implementation & 
Experience Report from ARIN 32.
c: Older versions of the MDN policy did contain new network criteria. 
This criteria appears to have been dropped during subsequent rewrites of 
the MDN policy. "The organization must not allocate a CIDR block larger 
than the current minimum assignment size of the RIR (currently /20 for 
ARIN) to a new network." 

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