[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2017-7: Retire Obsolete Section 4 From the NRPM

Austin Murkland austin.murkland at qscend.com
Wed Jun 21 15:16:24 EDT 2017

I do not support this policy for the reasons Kevin and Albert outlined.
This seems a bit premature.


Austin Murkland

On Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 1:40 PM, ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:

> 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:
> https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2017_7.html
> 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
> The PDP can be found at:
> https://www.arin.net/policy/pdp.html
> Draft Policies and Proposals under discussion can be found at:
> https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/index.html
> Regards,
> Sean Hopkins
> Policy Analyst
> American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
> Draft Policy ARIN-2017-7: Retire Obsolete Section 4 from the NRPM
> Problem Statement:
> 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 retirement.
> Policy statement:
> Replace section 4 of the NRPM with the following:
> 4. IPv4
> 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.
> Comments:
> a. Timetable for implementation: Immediate
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