[arin-ppml] Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2018-2: Clarification to ISP Initial Allocation
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Tue Nov 20 15:52:22 EST 2018
On 15 November 2018, the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) advanced the
following Draft Policy to Recommended Draft Policy status:
ARIN-2018-2: Clarification to ISP Initial Allocation
The text of the Recommended Draft Policy is below, and may also be found at:
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Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2018-2: Clarification to ISP Initial
AC Assessment of Conformance with the Principles of Internet Number
This Recommended Draft Policy is technically sound and is fair and
impartial number policy. This draft policy is an attempt to clarify the
changes that came about from 2016-4. It also aligns section 4.2 with
current transfer policy. It also re-established the understanding that
ISP can renumber and return, by putting the last section 18.104.22.168.4 into
the ISP additional requests section. The policy text has been changed
and the proposed section 22.214.171.124.4 was deleted in its entirety.
As discussed in more detail in ARIN-2017-9 and noted in the ARIN 40
Policy Experience Report, the criteria to qualify for an initial block
of address space in 4.2.2 and 8.5.4 are seeming at odds with each other.
At ARIN 41 the community seemed to prefer the approach contained in this
policy over the approach in ARIN-2017-9, which was subsequently abandoned.
Moreover, as the NRPM (2018-1) currently sits, 4.2.2 appears to state
that an initial allocation of up to a /21 could be granted without any
more justification than needed to qualify for a /24. Therefore, 4.2.2
should be modified, allowing an initial allocation of only a /24 without
any additional justification and allowing an initial allocation of up to
a /21 when justified by a 24-month allocation plan.
Replace the current Section 4.2.2 with:
4.2.2. Initial allocation to ISPs
All ISP organizations without direct assignments or allocations from
ARIN qualify for an initial allocation of up to a /21, subject to ARIN's
minimum allocation size.
All ISP organizations without direct allocations, direct assignments,
re-allocations or reassignments automatically qualify for a /24. These
organizations are exempt from requirements of showing the efficient
utilization of previously held IPv4 space. These organizations may
qualify for up to and including a /21 by documenting how the requested
allocation will be utilized within the request size specified in 126.96.36.199
ISPs holding re-allocations and/or reassignments must show the efficient
utilization of their resources consistent with the requirements in
sections 4.2.3 and 4.2.4
The timetable for Implementation: Immediate
This is an attempt to clarify the changes that came about from 2016-4.
It also aligns section 4.2 with current transfer policy. It also
re-established the understanding that ISP can renumber and return, but
putting the last section 188.8.131.52.4 into the ISP additional requests
section. The policy text has been changed and the proposed section
184.108.40.206.4 was deleted in its entirety.
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