[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2020-2: Grandfathering ofOrganizations Removed from Waitlist by Implementation of ARIN-2019-16

Chris Woodfield chris at semihuman.com
Wed Jul 15 17:01:59 EDT 2020


Speaking in a personal capacity: I do not support this policy proposal.

I’d been struggling to express my reasoning in a succinct manner, but Hayee’s comment helped - organizations who had made business plans that were dependent on obtaining IPv4 space through the waiting list process only have themselves to blame for not accounting for the possibility of never being able to obtain that space. As Andrew has mentioned, an application on the waiting list was never intended to be a guarantee of getting space on any timeframe, if ever, and organizations that failed to make contingency plans for that possibility should not be blaming ARIN for their own planning failures.

Speaking from the perspective of an individual ARIN Advisory Council member (to be clear, *not* speaking for the AC as a whole), some very difficult policy choices had to be made in response to the waiting list suspension to balance the needs of the community with the clear need to 1. prevent future abuse of the waiting list to obtain valuable IPv4 resources and 2. ensure a more equitable distribution of those resources. We might have not gotten it perfect - which is why we have a PDP, and why proposals such as this going through that process - but in this case I feel that the AC made the right choice here, and to roll that back now would be a disservice to those currently on the waiting list.

Thanks,

-Chris

> On Jul 15, 2020, at 6:50 AM, Hayee Bokhari <bokhari at cronomagic.com> wrote:
> 
> I fully support this policy, 
> 
> lot of parties suffered from this, months of planning went in the drain.
> 
> Regards
> Hayee Bokhari
> 514-341-1579 Ex 212
> 800-427-6012 Ex 212
> bokhari at cronomagic.com
> http://www.cronomagic.com
> 
>> On 19 March 2020, the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) accepted 
>> "ARIN-prop-282: Grandfathering of Organizations Removed from Waitlist by 
>> Implementation of ARIN-2019-16" as a Draft Policy.
>> 
>> Draft Policy ARIN-2020-2 is below and can be found at:
>> 
>> https://www.arin.net/participate/policy/drafts/2020_2/
>> 
>> 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-2020-2: Grandfathering of Organizations Removed from 
>> Waitlist by Implementation of ARIN-2019-16
>> 
>> Problem Statement:
>> 
>> The implementation of the ARIN-2019-16 Advisory Council Recommendation 
>> Regarding NRPM 4.1.8: Unmet Requests caused some organizations to be 
>> removed from the waiting list that were approved under the old policy’s 
>> eligibility criteria. These organizations should have been grandfathered 
>> when the waitlist was reopened to allow them to receive an allocation of 
>> IPv4 up to the new policy’s maximum size constraint of a /22.
>> 
>> Policy Statement: Update NRPM Section 4.1.8 as follows:
>> 
>> Add section 4.1.8.3 (temporary language in the NRPM to remain until the 
>> policy objective is achieved)
>> 
>> Restoring organizations to the waitlist
>> 
>> ARIN will restore organizations that were removed from the waitlist at 
>> the adoption of ARIN-2019-16 to their previous position if their total 
>> holdings of IPv4 address space amounts to a /18 or less. The maximum 
>> size aggregate that a reinstated organization may qualify for is a /22.
>> 
>> All restored organizations extend their 2 year approval by [number of 
>> months between July 2019 and implementation of new policy]. Any requests 
>> met through a transfer will be considered fulfilled and removed from the 
>> waiting list.
>> 
>> Comments:
>> 
>> Timetable for implementation: Immediate
>> 
>> Anything Else: While attending ARIN 44 and discussing this with other 
>> community members the vast majority indicated that they agreed that some 
>> organizations were treated unfairly. This proposal is a remedy.
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