[arin-ppml] Editorial Change ARIN-edit-2020-1: Clarify Holdings Restriction for Section 4.1.8 Waitlist Entries

ARIN info at arin.net
Tue Feb 25 16:57:38 EST 2020

The ARIN Advisory Council (AC) has classified "ARIN-prop-283: Clarify 
Holdings Restriction for Section 4.1.8 Waitlist Entries" as an Editorial 
Change to the Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM).

The text is below and can be found at:

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 Change is encouraged. The review period 
will close on 26 March 2020.

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 ARIN-edit-2020-1: Clarify Holdings Restriction for 
Section 4.1.8 Wait List Entries

Problem Statement:

A recent Policy Experience report pointed to ambiguity among waitlist 
applicants as to whether the /20 limit on existing space restriction 
applies to organizations holding a single /20 block, or an aggregate 
/20’s worth of IPv4 space. An editorial change to NRPM section 4.1.8 
aims to remove this ambiguity, clarifying that an organization must hold 
a /20 or less in aggregate.

Policy statement:

Update NRPM Section 4.1.8 as follows:

Original Text:

“Only organizations holding a /20 or less of IPv4 address space may 
apply and be approved. “

Updated Text:

"Only organizations which hold less than a /20 equivalent of IPv4 space 
in aggregate are eligible to apply..”


Timetable for implementation: Immediate

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