[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2014-11: Improved Registry Accuracy Proposal

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Tue Mar 4 15:13:20 EST 2014

On 20 February 2014 the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) accepted
"ARIN-prop-203 Improved Registry Accuracy Proposal" as a Draft Policy.

Draft Policy ARIN-2014-11 is below and can be found at:

You are encouraged to discuss the merits and your concerns of Draft
Policy 2014-11 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:

Draft Policies and Proposals under discussion can be found at:


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Draft Policy ARIN-2014-11
Improved Registry Accuracy Proposal

Date: 4 March 2014

Problem Statement

The importance of maintaining accurate records in the ARIN database is
recognized as the Registries principal task and is not being debated.
The Registry is unable to responsibly fulfill this task. Many resource
holders are not incented through mutual benefits to participate in the
registry, the process or the community and instead operate
successfully outside of its bounds further hampering the mission of


To create a sustainable RIPE 605-like environment in the ARIN region that
provides mutual benefits to legacy holders and ARIN and in support of
vastly improved and accurate registry service.

Policy Changes

Section 1, Adds to "Principles"


The principle of Accuracy guarantees stakeholders that all reasonable
and mutually beneficial steps will be take to insure that the Registry
is as accurate as possible.


The principle of Fairness guarantees stakeholders that they will be
treated fairly with respect to whatever class of resources they hold,
whether they are pre or post RIR assigned addresses.

Value Add

The principle of Value Add guarantees that the Registry, in its effort
to insure that all of the principles are applied equitably, will seek
to add value to all resource holders regardless of class by insuring
such thing as rapid update functionalities and reasonably easy
transfer administration.

Mutual Benefit

The principle of Mutual Benefit guarantees that ARIN will enter into
or dissolve contracts related to legacy resource holders in like
fashion of comparable Registries.

Section 2, Adds to "Definitions"

Legacy Internet Resource

Any Internet Resource obtained prior to or otherwise outside the
current system of hierarchical distribution (by allocation or
assignment) through the Regional Internet Registries.

Legacy Internet Resource Holder

The holder of a Legacy Internet Resource. Either by receiving these
resources directly or by receiving (part of) Legacy Internet Resources
from a Legacy Internet Resource Holder.

Registry Service Element

In practice, any Legacy Resource Holder actually avails of a subset of
the Registry Services mentioned above. Where it is necessary to
distinguish between the entire class of Registry Services and the
specific Registry Services actually provided in a particular case, the
latter are described as Registry Service Elements.

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