[arin-ppml] Micro-allocation policy proposal draft

Andrew Dul andrew.dul at quark.net
Mon Sep 22 13:56:23 EDT 2014


At the Chicago meeting there was some discussion around the
micro-allocation policy (section 4.4) of the NRPM.  I committed to the
AC to produce a draft update to this section based upon feedback that I
heard from the community.  Below you will find a draft update.

This has not yet been submitted to the policy process.  I wanted the
community to validate that they still would like these type of changes
to be considered before formal work on this section started.

I have also attached a PDF redline so that you can easily see the
changes from the current text.

Thanks for your feedback,


4.4. Micro-allocation

ARIN will make IPv4 micro-allocations to critical infrastructure
providers of the Internet, including public exchange points, core DNS
service providers (e.g. ICANN-sanctioned root and ccTLD operators) as
well as the RIRs and IANA. Multiple allocations may be granted when
operational need can be documented..

ARIN will place an equivalent of a /16 of IPv4 address space in a
reserve for micro-allocations.

4.4.1 Internet Exchange Points
ARIN will place an additional equivalent of a /16 of IPv4 address space
in a reserve for exchange point allocations under section 4.4.1.  (ARIN
may reserve a block within the last /10 (section 4.10) or from IANA
returned address space (section 10.5) if no other suitable block is
available at the time of policy implementation.)

Exchange point allocations MUST be allocated from specific blocks
reserved only for this purpose. All other micro-allocations WILL be
allocated out of other blocks reserved for micro-allocation purposes.
ARIN will make a list of these blocks publicly available.

Exchange point operators must provide justification for the allocation,
including: connection policy, location, other participants (minimum of
three total), ASN, and contact information. This policy does not
preclude exchange point operators from requesting address space under
other policies.

These allocations will be no smaller than a /26.

4.4.2 gTLD allocations

ICANN-sanctioned gTLD operators may justify up to the equivalent of an
IPv4 /23 block for each authorized new gTLD, allocated from the free
pool or received via transfer, but not from the blocks reserved in
section 4.4. This limit of a /23 equivalent per gTLD does not apply to
gTLD allocations made under previous policy.

4.4.3 Other Critical Infrastructure

Other critical infrastructure which is not defined in other sub-sections
of section 4.4, may receive allocations from ARIN, when operational need
can be demonstrated.  These allocations will be no smaller than a /24.

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