[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2015-3: Remove 30 day utilization requirement in end-user IPv4 policy

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Draft Policy ARIN-2015-3
Remove 30 day utilization requirement in end-user IPv4 policy

On 21 May 2015 the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) accepted "ARIN-prop-217 
Remove 30 day utilization requirement in end-user IPv4 policy" as a 
Draft Policy.

Draft Policy ARIN-2015-3 is below and can be found at:

You are encouraged to discuss the merits and your concerns of Draft
Policy 2015-3 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 Policies and Proposals under discussion can be found at:


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Draft Policy ARIN-2015-3
Remove 30 day utilization requirement in end-user IPv4 policy

Date: 26 May 2015

Problem Statement:

End-user policy is intended to provide end-users with a one year supply 
of IP addresses. Qualification for a one-year supply requires the 
network operator to utilize at least 25% of the requested addresses 
within 30 days. This text is unrealistic and should be removed.

First, it often takes longer than 30 days to stage equipment and start 
actually using the addresses.

Second, growth is often not that regimented; the forecast is to use X 
addresses over the course of a year, not to use 25% of X within 30 days.

Third, this policy text applies to additional address space requests. It 
is incompatible with the requirements of other additional address space 
request justification which indicates that 80% utilization of existing 
space is sufficient to justify new space. If a block is at 80%, then 
often (almost always?) the remaining 80% will be used over the next 30 
days and longer. Therefore the operator cannot honestly state they will 
use 25% of the ADDITIONAL space within 30 days of receiving it; they're 
still trying to use their older block efficiently.

Fourth, in the face of ARIN exhaustion, some ISPs are starting to not 
give out /24 (or larger) blocks. So the justification for the 25% rule 
that previously existed (and in fact, applied for many years) is no 
longer germane.

Policy statement:

Remove the 25% utilization criteria bullet point from NRPM 4.3.3.


a.Timetable for implementation: Immediate

b.Anything else

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