[arin-ppml] LAST CALL - Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2017-10: Repeal of Immediate Need for IPv4 Address Space (NRPM Section 22.214.171.124)
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Mon Apr 23 15:17:24 EDT 2018
The ARIN Advisory Council (AC) met on 18 April 2018 and decided to send
the following Recommended Draft Policy to Last Call:
ARIN-2017-10: Repeal of Immediate Need for IPv4 Address Space (NRPM
Feedback is encouraged during the Last Call period. All comments should
be provided to the Public Policy Mailing List. Last Call will expire on
7 May 2018.
The Recommended Draft Policy text is below and available at:
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American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2017-10: Repeal of Immediate Need for IPv4
Address Space (NRPM Section 126.96.36.199)
AC Assessment of Conformance with the Principles of Internet Number
This recommended draft proposal is technically sound and is fair and
impartial number policy. The draft policy removes the immediate need
policy which is now inoperative as the IPv4 free pool is empty and ARIN
does not have the ability to provide space within the 30 day requirement
for which this policy was originally intended.
Section 188.8.131.52 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 184.108.40.206 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 220.127.116.11 is non-operative. Accordingly, its continued
presence in the NRPM is misleading and confusing.
Section 18.104.22.168 of the NRPM is hereby repealed and section number
22.214.171.124 is hereby retired.
Section 4.3.4 - Remove phrase "Immediate need [126.96.36.199] or"
Section 4.5, Item 7 - Remove phrase "unless the organization can
demonstrate additional need using the immediate need criteria (188.8.131.52)"
Timetable for Implementation: Immediate
Anything Else: 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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