[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2015-8: Reassignment records for IPv4 End-Users

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Draft Policy ARIN-2015-8
Reassignment records for IPv4 End-Users

On 20 August 2015 the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) accepted "ARIN-prop-222 
Reassignment records for IPv4 End-Users" as a Draft Policy.

Draft Policy ARIN-2015-8 is below and can be found at:

You are encouraged to discuss the merits and your concerns of Draft
Policy 2015-8 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:


Communications and Member Services
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Draft Policy ARIN-2015-8
Reassignment records for IPv4 End-Users

Date: 25 August 2015

Problem statement:

End-User Organizations do not have the ability to create reassignment 
records in the number resource database.

Reassignment records can be used for a number of different functions 
which could benefit the overall desire to increase database accuracy by 
allowing organizations to add additional details in the database.

The following reasons have been noted as positive reasons to allow the 
creation of additional records.
- Geolocation (allows an organization to specify a different location 
within the database which is used by organizations creating geo-location 
by IP address databases)
- Subsidiary reassignment (allows an organization to note that a portion 
of their netblock is in use by a different subsidiary entity)
- Assignment to contracted parties (some organizations have contracts 
with other organizations which are operating networks under agreements 
with the registrant, this allows the top-level organizations to 
accurately specify the organization operating the network in the number 
resource database)
- More specific contact information (some organizations operate large 
networks which don't necessarily have the same technical or abuse 
contact information)

Policy statement:

Create new section 4.3.x

End-user organizations which have an active registration services 
agreement shall be permitted to create reassignment records in the 
number resource database. Organizations shall use the guidelines 
outlined in section 4.2.3 when creating reassignment records.

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

It is noted by the author of this policy proposal that one of the 
distinctions in the service between ISPs and End-Users has been the 
ability for an organization to create reassignment records.

This policy proposal stretches across responsibilities areas as it 
impacts number policy, ARIN operational practice, and fees.

Below we have noted the three areas and the different responsibilities:

A) Providing reassignment support for end-user assignments, for those 
who wish to use it

This is an ARIN Service issue - could be an suggestion/consultation 
process, so long as any implied additional workload/cost can be 
accommodated in budget and the community supports

B) New requirement on end-users to provide reassignment information in 
certain circumstances so that ARIN will treat their usage assertion credibly

This is a policy issue. These requirements should be vetted through the 
policy development process.

C) Fee Implications of ISPs moving to end-user category

This is Board issue, but first requires a community discussion or 
consultation to be held to solicit community input on desired outcome.

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