[arin-ppml] ARIN-2015-3: Remove 30-Day Utilization Requirement in End-User IPv4 Policy
owen at delong.com
Wed Jan 27 20:41:40 EST 2016
While criteria as singular may not be an uncommon error, I see no reason to avoid the proper use of the word criterion.
I propose changing to the following:
The basic criterion that must be met is a 50% utilization rate within one year.
Is there some perceived benefit to sticking with a common error?
> On Jan 27, 2016, at 14:54 , David Farmer <farmer at umn.edu> wrote:
> The following is the proposed update for ARIN-2015-3: Remove 30-Day Utilization Requirement in End-User IPv4 Policy based on strong support in Montreal.
> Beyond deleting the 25% bullet as the policy says, their are editorial changes as follows to the remaining text;
> - It looks weird to have single item bullet list, so merge the two remaining sentence fragments into a single sentence.
> - Change "are" to "is", since there is only one remaining criteria
> - Use of "criteria" as a singular is common usage, even though technically it's plural.
> - Resulting in "The basic criteria that must be met is a 50% utilization rate within one year."
> The remaining and resulting text for 4.3.3 is now included in the policy text, for editorial clarity. The original staff and legal suggested removing the RFC2050 reference and also pointed out that
> 18.104.22.168 also has a 25% immediate use clause and a RFC2050 reference.
> Feedback in Montreal was that deleting the 25% immediate use was a nice bite-sized change, and we shouldn't try to do more than that with this change, so those changes are not included at this time.
> Any additional feedback or comments are appreciated.
> Draft Policy ARIN-2015-3: Remove 30 day utilization requirement in end-user IPv4 policy
> Date: 27 January 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.
> Resulting text:
> 4.3.3. Utilization rate
> Utilization rate of address space is a key factor in justifying a new
> assignment of IP address space. Requesters must show exactly how
> previous address assignments have been utilized and must provide
> appropriate details to verify their one-year growth projection.
> The basic criteria that must be met is a 50% utilization rate within one year.
> A greater utilization rate may be required based on individual network
> requirements. Please refer to RFC 2050 for more information on
> utilization guidelines.
> a.Timetable for implementation: Immediate
> b.Anything else
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