[arin-ppml] Advisory Council Recommendation Regarding NRPM 4.1.8. Unmet Requests

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Mon Apr 29 11:16:31 EDT 2019


At their 16 January Meeting, the Board of Trustees suspended issuance of 
number resources under NRPM section (Fulfilling Unmet Needs), 
and referred NRPM section 4.1.8 to the ARIN Advisory Council for their 

The Advisory Council has provided its recommendation, and per ARIN's 
Policy Development Process, the recommendation is hereby submitted to 
the Public Policy Mailing List for a community discussion period of 14 
days, to conclude on 13 May.

Once completed, the Board of Trustees will review the AC’s 
recommendation and the PPML discussion.

The full text of the Advisory Council's recommendation is below.

Board of Trustees meeting minutes are available at:


For more details on the Policy Development Process, visit:



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

Advisory Council recommendation:

In accordance with section 10.2 of the ARIN Policy Development Process, 
the ARIN Advisory Council recommends the following actions to the Board 
of Trustees in response to the Board’s suspension of part of the 
operation of sections 4.1.8, and of the Numbering 
Resource Policy Manual:

Replace section 4.1.8 as follows, then reinstate the full operation of 
sections 4.1.8, and immediately.

4.1.8. Unmet Requests

In the event that ARIN does not have a contiguous block of addresses of 
sufficient size to fulfill a qualified request, ARIN will provide the 
requesting organization with the option to specify the smallest block 
size they’d be willing to accept, equal to or larger than the applicable 
minimum size specified elsewhere in ARIN policy. If such a smaller block 
is available, ARIN will fulfill the request with the largest single 
block available that fulfills the request.

If no such block is available, the organization will be provided the 
option to be placed on a waiting list of pre-qualified recipients, 
listing both the block size, for which the organization is qualified, 
which in the case of the waiting list shall not be larger than a /22, 
and the smallest block size acceptable to the organization. An 
organization may not be added to the waiting list if it already holds 
IPv4 resources amounting in aggregate to more than a /20 of address 
space. Resources received via section 4.1.8 may not be transferred 
within 60 months of the issuance date.

Repeated requests, in a manner that would circumvent 4.1.6, are not 
allowed: an organization may only receive one allocation, assignment, or 
transfer every 3 months, but ARIN, at its sole discretion, may waive 
this requirement if the requester can document a change in circumstances 
since their last request that could not have been reasonably foreseen at 
the time of the original request, and which now justifies additional 
space. Qualified requesters whose request cannot be immediately met will 
also be advised of the availability of the transfer mechanism in section 
8.3 as an alternative mechanism to obtain IPv4 addresses.

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