[arin-ppml] Proposed Editorial Update to NRPM (Formerly ARIN-prop-255: NRPM Cleanup)

ARIN info at arin.net
Tue Sep 25 09:42:32 EDT 2018

The ARIN Advisory Council (AC) has classified "ARIN-prop-255: NRPM 
Cleanup" as an editorial change to the Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM).

The text of the editorial change is below for consideration.

The process for editorial updates to the NRPM is found in Part One, 
Section 3.1, paragraph 3 of the PDP:

"Changes to policy that are purely editorial and non-substantial in 
nature are outside the scope of the full Policy Development Process and 
may only be made with 30 days public notice followed by the concurrence 
of both the ARIN Advisory Council and ARIN Board of Trustees that the 
changes are non-substantial in nature."

Your feedback on this editorial update is encouraged. The review period 
will close on 25 October 2018.

The Number Resource Policy Manual is available at:

The ARIN Policy Development Process is available at:


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

Editorial Change: NRPM Cleanup (Formerly ARIN-prop-255)

Problem Statement:

Current NRPM has many inconsistent title and organizational issues.

Policy statement:

A number of small, editorial changes are provided in order to help clean 
up the NRPM, by standardizing the section titles, and collapsing the 
retired sections from multiple lines into single lines. The official 
text of the actual changes are provided as a separate document 
(https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/attachments/nrpm_with255.pdf) in 
order not to clutter this proposal template. The changes listed below 
take place in both the table of contents as well as at the head of each 
section within the NRPM.  Due to the number of changes, they have been 
collapsed into the following three areas.

1. These  sections have been retired and removed from the NRPM. Where 
appropriate, multiple levels of retired sections have been collapsed. 
Any remaining section text has been changed to [Retired].

2.8. - 2.9.
4.1.1. - 4.1.4.
4.2.5. - 4.2.6.
4.6. - 4.9.
6.6. - 6.9.

2. Case, Spelling, or Punctuation changes: The following sections have 
been normalized to maintain consistent capitalization, punctuation, 
spelling, or number representation.

2.10. End Site
2.12. Organizational Information
3.4.1. Acceptable Use Policy
3.5. Autonomous System Originations
3.5.1. Collection
3.5.2. Publication Description of Data Bulk Publication of Data Other Formats
3.6. Annual Validation of ARIN’s Public Whois Point of Contact Data
3.6.1. Annual POC Verification
3.6.2. Specified Public Whois Points of Contact for Verification
3.6.3. Organizations Covered by this Policy
3.6.4. Procedure for Verification
4.1.5. Resource Request Size Waiting List Fulfilling Unmet Needs Utilization Rate Slow Start Minimum Allocation
4.2.2. Initial Allocation to ISPs Efficient Utilization Contiguous Blocks Downstream Customer Adherence Reassignments to Multihomed Downstream Customers Assignments Visible Within Seven Days Utilization Percentage (80%) Return Address Space as Agreed Request Size
4.3.4. Additional Considerations
4.10. Dedicated IPv4 Block to Facilitate IPv6 Deployment
6.3. Goals of IPv6 Address Space Management
6.3.7. Minimized Overhead
6.3.8. Conflict of Goals
6.4.1. Address Space Not to be Considered to be Property
6.4.2. Routability not Guaranteed
6.5. Policies for Allocations and Assignments Assignment to Operator's Infrastructure Reassignment Information Assignments Visible Within Seven Days Registration Requested by Recipient. 6.5.7. Existing IPv6 
Address Space Holders
6.5.7. Existing IPv6 Address Space Holders
6.5.8. Direct Assignments from ARIN to End-user Organizations Initial Assignment Size Standard Sites Extra Large Sites Subsequent Assignments Consolidation and Return of Separate Assignments Qualification Criteria Allocation Size Reassignments by Community Networks
6.10.1. Micro-allocations for Critical Infrastructure
6.10.2. Micro-allocations for Internal Infrastructure
8.3. Transfers Between Specified Recipients Within the ARIN Region
8.5. Specified Transfer Recipient Requirements
8.5.1. Registration Services Agreement
8.5.2. Operational Use
8.5.3. Minimum Transfer Size
8.5.4. Initial Block
8.5.5. Block Size
8.5.6. Efficient Utilization of Previous Blocks
8.5.7. Alternative Additional IPv4 Address Block Criteria
10.3. IANA Policy for Allocation of ASN Blocks to RIRs
11.1. Documentation of Recognized Experimental Activity
11.3. Coordination over Resource Use

3. Grammatical Cleanup: One small change is proposed to Section 6.4.1.

Current Text: 6.4.1. Address Space Not to be Considered to be Property

Proposed Text: 6.4.1. Address Space Not to be Considered Property

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