[arin-ppml] LAST CALL - Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2019-20: Harmonization of Maximum Allocation Requirements under Sections 4.1.8 (ARIN Waitlist) and 4.2.2 (Initial Allocation to ISPs)

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Tue Jun 23 13:40:44 EDT 2020


The ARIN Advisory Council (AC) met on 18 June 2020 and decided to send 
the following Recommended Draft Policy to Last Call:

ARIN-2019-20: Harmonization of Maximum Allocation Requirements under 
Sections 4.1.8 (ARIN Waitlist) and 4.2.2 (Initial Allocation to ISPs)

Feedback is encouraged during the Last Call period. All comments should 
be provided to the Public Policy Mailing List. Last Call will expire on 
8 July 2020 (accounting for one United States federal holiday).

The Recommended Draft Policy text is below and available at:
https://www.arin.net/participate/policy/drafts/

The ARIN Policy Development Process is available at:
https://www.arin.net/participate/policy/pdp/

Regards,

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



Recommended ARIN-2019-20: Harmonization of Maximum Allocation 
Requirements under Sections 4.1.8 (ARIN Waitlist) and 4.2.2 (Initial 
Allocation to ISPs)

AC Assessment of Conformance with the Principles of Internet Number 
Resource Policy:

Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2019-20 fixes the initial block size 
discrepancy between NRPM sections 4.2 (ISP allocations) and 4.1.8 
(Wait-list policy). This recommended draft is technically sound, 
supported by the community and enables fair and impartial administration 
of number resources by removing conflicting language within the NRPM.

Problem Statement:

Under the current ARIN waitlist policy (section 4.1.8), ARIN now only 
issues IPv4 assignments/allocations (excluding section 4.4 and 4.10 
space) from the ARIN waitlist. The maximum size aggregate for which an 
organization may qualify at any one time is a /22. On the other hand, 
the current initial allocations to ISPs policy (section 4.2.2) provides 
that direct assignments or allocations from ARIN qualify for an initial 
allocation of up to a /21, subject to ARIN’s minimum allocation size. 
This proposal seeks to resolve the conflict in the maximum allocation 
size requirements between the two sections in favour of the requirement 
in the waitlist policy, since that is the one that is intended to govern 
at the present time. Reconciling the policy language as proposed herein 
will avoid confusion by readers of the NRPM.

Policy Statement:

Change the first sentence of section 4.2.2 to read:

“All ISP organizations without direct assignments or allocations from 
ARIN qualify for an initial allocation of up to a /22, subject to ARIN’s 
minimum allocation size.”

Timetable for Implementation: Immediate



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