[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2017-10: Repeal of Immediate Need for IPv4 Address Space (NRPM Section

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Tue Nov 21 17:42:02 EST 2017

On 16 November 2017, the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) advanced 
"ARIN-prop-245: Repeal of Immediate Need for IPv4 Address Space (NRPM 
Section" to Draft Policy status.

Draft Policy ARIN-2017-10 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

The PDP can be found at:

Draft Policies and Proposals under discussion can be found at:


Sean Hopkins
Policy Analyst
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

Draft Policy ARIN-2017-10: Repeal of Immediate Need for IPv4 Address 
Space (NRPM Section

Problem Statement:

Section of the ARIN Numbering Resource Policy Manual (NRPM) 
provides that an ISP having an immediate need for IPv4 address space 
that will be utilized within thirty days of a request may obtain a block 
of IPv4 address space of the size specified in section from ARIN 
on an exceptional basis. However, as noted in the ARIN 40 Policy 
Experience Report, since IPv4 exhaustion, obtaining IPv4 addresses in 
this manner is no longer possible as a practical matter. Instead an ISP 
must join the waiting list and wait until it reaches the front of the 
queue to obtain any IPv4 address space, however long that may take. In 
effect, section is non-operative. Accordingly, its continued 
presence in the NRPM is misleading and confusing.

Policy statement:

Section of the NRPM is hereby repealed and section number is hereby retired.


a. Timetable for implementation: Immediate

b. Comments: Given the constraints created by the exhaustion of IPv4 
addresses, this proposal does not require any changes in the current 
ARIN practices for the allocation of IPv4 address space.

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