[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2019-18: LIR/ISP Re-Assignment to Non-Connected Networks

ARIN info at arin.net
Tue Sep 24 16:41:06 EDT 2019


On 19 September 2019, the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) accepted 
"ARIN-prop-277: LIR/ISP Re-Assignment to Non-Connected Networks" as a 
Draft Policy.

Draft Policy ARIN-2019-18 is below and can be found at:

https://www.arin.net/participate/policy/drafts/2019_18/

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/participate/policy/pdp/

Draft Policies and Proposals under discussion can be found at:
https://www.arin.net/participate/policy/drafts/

Regards,

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



Draft Policy ARIN-2019-18: LIR/ISP Re-Assignment to Non-Connected Networks

Problem Statement:

Businesses have a need to lease IPv4 space for limited periods of time, 
as evidenced by a robust (technically prohibited) subleasing market. The 
lack of legitimization of the subleasing market hinders innovation, 
research, reporting, and the development of rules/industry best 
practices to ensure identifiability and contactability.

Policy statement:

ORIGINAL POLICY LANGUAGE

2.4. Local Internet Registry (LIR)

A Local Internet Registry (LIR) is an IR that primarily assigns address 
space to the users of the network services that it provides. LIRs are 
generally Internet Service Providers (ISPs), whose customers are 
primarily end users and possibly other ISPs.

PROPOSED POLICY LANGUAGE

A Local Internet Registry (LIR) is an IR that primarily assigns address 
space to the users of the network services that it provides. LIRs are 
generally Internet Service Providers (ISPs), whose customers are 
primarily end users and possibly other ISPs.

LIRs may also assign address space to other organizations or customers 
that request it for use in an operational network.

ORIGINAL POLICY LANGUAGE

8.5.2 Operational Use

ARIN allocates or assigns number resources to organizations via transfer 
solely for the purpose of use on an operational network.

PROPOSED POLICY LANGUAGE

Option 1 : Remove 8.5.2 entirely

Option 2 : Edit as follows

8.5.2 Operational Use

ARIN allocates or assigns number resources to organizations via transfer 
solely primarily for the purpose of use on an operational network, but 
may allocate or assign number resources to organizations for other 
purposes, including re-assignment to non-connected networks .

Comments:

Timetable for implementation: Immediate

Anything Else:

The legitimization of a subleasing market for IPv4 has numerous business 
and community benefits, including (but not limited to):

- Allowing organizations to efficiently utilize IPv4 space without 
transferring space permanently;
- Allowing organizations to obtain IPv4 space for a limited time in 
order to facilitate transition to IPv6;
- Allowing organizations to develop enforceable acceptable use policies 
in a previously lawless illegitimate space;
- Allowing the community to develop reporting and recording standards 
and/or best practices to the benefit of preserving the integrity of IPv4 
address space.
- We would like to engage further with the ARIN community to discuss the 
current state of the unauthorized subleasing market, and how this 
proposed policy change would both update ARIN policies to reflect the 
reality of the subleasing market, and positively address business and 
community concerns.



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