[arin-ppml] Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2017-10: Repeal of Immediate Need for IPv4 Address Space (NRPM Section 18.104.22.168)
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Tue Feb 20 15:10:12 EST 2018
On 15 February 2018 the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) advanced the
following Draft Policy to Recommended Draft Policy status:
ARIN-2017-10: Repeal of Immediate Need for IPv4 Address Space (NRPM
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Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2017-10: Repeal of Immediate Need for IPv4
Address Space (NRPM Section 22.214.171.124)
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 126.96.36.199 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 188.8.131.52 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 184.108.40.206 is non-operative. Accordingly, its continued
presence in the NRPM is misleading and confusing.
Section 220.127.116.11 of the NRPM is hereby repealed and section number
18.104.22.168 is hereby retired.
Section 4.3.4 - Remove phrase "Immediate need [22.214.171.124] or"
Section 4.5, Item 7 - Remove phrase "unless the organization can
demonstrate additional need using the immediate need criteria (126.96.36.199)"
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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