[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2017-10: Repeal of Immediate Need for IPv4 Address Space (NRPM Section 4.2.1.6)

Brian Jones bjones at vt.edu
Wed Nov 22 09:30:48 EST 2017


I support this draft policy as written.

Brian Jones

On Tue, Nov 21, 2017, 17:42 ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:

> On 16 November 2017, the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) advanced
> "ARIN-prop-245: Repeal of Immediate Need for IPv4 Address Space (NRPM
> Section 4.2.1.6)" to Draft Policy status.
>
> Draft Policy ARIN-2017-10 is below and can be found at:
> https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2017_10.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:
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>
> Draft Policies and Proposals under discussion can be found at:
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>
> Regards,
>
> 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 4.2.1.6)
>
> Problem Statement:
>
> Section 4.2.1.6 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 4.2.1.6 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 4.2.1.6 is non-operative. Accordingly, its continued
> presence in the NRPM is misleading and confusing.
>
> Policy statement:
>
> Section 4.2.1.6 of the NRPM is hereby repealed and section number
> 4.2.1.6 is hereby retired.
>
> Comments:
>
> 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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