[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2017-7: Retire Obsolete Section 4 From the NRPM
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Tue Jun 20 13:40:04 EDT 2017
On 15 June 2017, the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) advanced "ARIN-prop-242:
Retire Obsolete Section 4 From the NRPM" to Draft Policy status.
Draft Policy ARIN-2017-7 is below and can be found at:
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Draft Policy ARIN-2017-7: Retire Obsolete Section 4 from the NRPM
Since IPv4 free pool exhaustion, policy focus has shifted to transfers.
The community elected, instead of revamping and modernizing section 4 in
light of this to, instead, recreate the relevant parts of section 4 in
section 8.5. As a result, section 4 is generally obsolete and can be
mostly retired. Since some small amounts of space do occasionally
recreate the free pool, a mechanism for addressing this must remain and
therefore a much reduced section 4 is proposed here instead of outright
Replace section 4 of the NRPM with the following:
4.1 IPv4 Requests
4.1.1 Any new requests for IPv4 addresses allocated or assigned by ARIN
shall be evaluated based on the criteria for transfer recipients
contained in section 8.5.
4.1.2 Any approved requests which cannot be met from the ARIN free pool
shall be handled according to section 4.2.
4.2 Unmet requests
In the event that ARIN does not have a contiguous block of addresses of
sufficient size to fulfill a qualified request, ARIN will provide the
requesting organization with the option to specify the smallest block
size they'd be willing to accept, equal to or larger than the applicable
minimum size specified elsewhere in ARIN policy. If such a smaller block
is available, ARIN will fulfill the request with the largest single
block available that fulfills the request. If no such block is
available, the organization will be provided the option to be placed on
a waiting list of pre-qualified recipients, listing both the block size
qualified for and the smallest block size acceptable.
Repeated requests are not allowed: an organization may only receive one
allocation, assignment, or transfer every 3 months, but ARIN, at its
sole discretion, may waive this requirement if the requester can
document a change in circumstances since their last request that could
not have been reasonably foreseen at the time of the original request,
and which now justifies additional space.
Qualified requesters whose request cannot be immediately met will also
be advised of the availability of the transfer mechanism in section 8.3
as an alternative mechanism to obtain IPv4 addresses.
4.2.1. Waiting list
The position of each qualified request on the waiting list will be
determined by the date it was approved. Each organization may have one
approved request on the waiting list at a time.
4.2.2. Fulfilling unmet needs
As address blocks become available for allocation, ARIN will fulfill
requests on a first-approved basis, subject to the size of each
available address block and a timely re-validation of the original
request. Requests will not be partially filled. Any requests met through
a transfer will be considered fulfilled and removed from the waiting list.
a. Timetable for implementation: Immediate
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