[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2016-2 Change timeframes for IPv4 requests to 24 months

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Tue May 24 17:40:34 EDT 2016

Draft Policy ARIN-2016-2 Change timeframes for IPv4 requests to 24 months

On 19 May the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) accepted "ARIN-prop-227 Change 
timeframes for all IPv4 requests to 24 months" as a Draft Policy.

Draft Policy ARIN-2016-2 is below and can be found at:

You are encouraged to discuss all Draft Policies on PPML. 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 Policy Development Process (PDP). Specifically, these 
principles are:

   * Enabling Fair and Impartial Number Resource Administration
   * Technically Sound
   * Supported by the Community

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American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

ARIN-2016-2 Change timeframes for IPv4 requests to 24 months

Date: 24 May 2016

Problem Statement:

Disparity in timeframes between pre-approvals for waiting list and 
pre-approval for transfers is creating difficulties for organizations 
that initially apply to be on the waiting list and subsequently elect to 
satisfy their needs through transfers.

Therefore, this proposal seeks to set all timeframes for IPv4 request 
approvals to 24 months. Prior to runout, such a change could have 
created great disparity in resource distribution just because of 
coincidence of request timing. With the free pool gone, this is no 
longer an issue.

Policy statement:

Retitle section "Three months" to "Time Horizon".

In section body, replace "three months" with "24 months".

In section, replace the term "three months" with "24 months".

In section 4.3.3, replace both instances of "one year" with "24 months".

In section, replace the entire paragraph which currently reads: 
"ISPs may request up to a 3-month supply of IPv4 addresses from ARIN, or 
a 24-month supply via 8.3 or 8.4 transfer. Determination of the 
appropriate allocation to be issued is based on efficient utilization of 
space within this time frame, consistent with the principles in 4.2.1."


"ISPs may request up to a 24 month supply of IPv4 addresses."

Timetable for implementation: Immediate

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