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

Martin Hannigan hannigan at gmail.com
Wed Mar 5 07:55:04 EST 2014

On Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 3:13 PM, ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:

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> "Subsequent Allocations for Additional Discrete Network Sites This policy
> enables fair and impartial number resource administration by documenting the
> current practice regarding allocations for additional discrete network
> sites. The ARIN staff has been following a procedure that has not been
> documented until now. By documenting this process the community has clear
> understanding of how to get address space for additional network sites.
> This is a technically sound proposal that has been in practice for some
> time. It had just not been documented.
> This proposal has received several notes of support on the PPML and to date
> has received no negative feedback."

You must not have been at the aforementioned consultation.

> Add the following statement to section 4.5.4.
> Upon verification that the organization has demonstrated need at its new
> discrete network site, the new networks shall be allocated the minimum
> allocation size under section unless the organization can
> demonstrate additional need using the immediate need criteria (

Talk about locking someone out of a policy lock, stock and barrel and
flushing "stewardship" down the drain completely. Most MDN users are
going to go straight to only to find that they are locked out
because they aren't contracted as an ISP. They could buy another
OrgID... and pay another exorbitant fee if qualified I guess. If we
really want to limit users to a /22 why not do it across the board?

I'm glad we moved beyond ARIN trying to define business terms between
networks and ARIN customers, but we should move beyond this entirely
and abandon it.



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