[arin-ppml] Revised - Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2018-2: Clarification to ISP Initial Allocation

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+1 on this.

On Tue, 26 Feb 2019, ARIN wrote:

> The following has been revised:
> * Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2018-2: Clarification to ISP Initial 
> Allocation
> Revised text is below and can be found at:
> https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2018_2.html
> You are encouraged to discuss all Draft Policies on PPML. The AC will 
> evaluate the discussion in order to assess the conformance of this draft 
> policy with ARIN's Principles of Internet number resource policy as stated in 
> the Policy Development Process (PDP). Specifically, these principles are:
> * Enabling Fair and Impartial Number Resource Administration
> * Technically Sound
> * Supported by the Community
> The PDP can be found at:
> https://www.arin.net/policy/pdp.html
> Draft Policies and Proposals under discussion can be found at:
> https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/index.html
> Regards,
> Sean Hopkins
> Policy Analyst
> American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
> Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2018-2: Clarification to ISP Initial Allocation
> Problem Statement:
> 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.
> Policy Statement:
> Replace the current Section 4.2.2 with:
> 4.2.2. Initial allocation to ISPs
> 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
> 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
> Comments:
> The timetable for Implementation: Immediate
> Anything Else:
> This is an attempt to clarify the changes that came about from 2016-4. It 
> also aligns section 4.2 with the current transfer policy. It also 
> re-established the understanding that ISP can renumber and return, but 
> putting the last section into the ISP additional requests section. 
> The policy text has been changed and the proposed section was 
> deleted in its entirety.
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