[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2014-12: Anti-hijack Policy

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Tue Mar 25 14:27:37 EDT 2014

On 20 March 2014 the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) accepted
"ARIN-prop-202 Anti-hijack Policy" as a Draft Policy.

Draft Policy ARIN-2014-12 is below and can be found at:

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Policy 2014-12 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

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Draft Policy ARIN-2014-12
Anti-hijack Policy

Date: 25 March 2014

Problem Statement:

ARIN should not give research organizations permission to hijack 
prefixes that have already been allocated. Research organizations 
announcing lit aggregates may receive sensitive production traffic 
belonging to live networks during periods of instability.

Section 11.7 describes more than allocation size therefore updating the 
section heading to something more accurate is appropriate.

Policy statement:

Modify the section 11.7 heading to be more accurate. Modify the first 
sentence to prohibit overlapping assignments. Add text at the end to 
define how research allocations should be designated and prohibit LOA's 
without allocations.

11.7 Resource Allocation Guidelines

The Numbering Resources requested come from the global Internet Resource 
space, do not overlap previously assigned space, and are not from 
private or other non-routable Internet Resource space. The allocation 
size should be consistent with the existing ARIN minimum allocation 
sizes, unless small allocations are intended to be explicitly part of 
the experiment. If an organization requires more resource than 
stipulated by the minimum allocation sizes in force at the time of their 
request, their experimental documentation should have clearly described 
and justified why this is required.

All research allocations must be registered publicly in whois. Each 
research allocation will be designated as a research allocation with a 
comment indicating when the allocation will end. ARIN will not issue a 
Letter of Authority (LOA) to route a research prefix unless the 
allocation is properly registered in whois.

a. Timetable for implementation: Immediate
b. Anything else:

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