[arin-ppml] Micro-allocation policy proposal draft

Andrew Dul andrew.dul at quark.net
Mon Sep 22 14:13:58 EDT 2014


On 9/22/2014 11:05 AM, David Huberman wrote:
>
> ​This text concerns me:
>
>
> > 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. 
>
>
> Can you please give us a real-world example?  The pre-defined list of
> critical operators has served us well over 17 years. I've never seen
> nor heard of something that's truly critical to the operation of the
> internet that isn't in this list that has petitioned ARIN and
> failed.   I'm loathe to change it.
>
>
This draft was constructed to break out the micro-allocations into
different sections.  There are three sections in this draft, Internet
exchange points, gtlds, and other. 

The definition of what qualifies for a micro allocation has not changed,
it is the first sentence of the draft.

"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."

So the "other" as referred to in the new section 4.4.3, would be "core
DNS service providers (e.g. ICANN-sanctioned root and ccTLD operators)
as well as the RIRs and IANA".

The intent of this draft is not to expand the definition of the section,
but to bring clarity to the existing text, define a separate block for
IXPs and reduce the initial block size for an IXP based upon the
feedback and data I received.

Hope this helps,
Andrew


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