[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2021-6: Permit IPv4 Leased Addresses for Purposes of Determining Utilizatio
andrew.dul at quark.net
Mon Aug 8 15:11:46 EDT 2022
ARIN Draft Policy 2021-6 was retitled earlier this year as “Permit IPv4
Leased Addresses for Purposes of Determining Utilization for Future
Allocations” and the text was also updated based upon feedback from the
community at the Fall 2021 meeting.
The draft did not receive sufficient support in the shepherds opinion to
move this policy toward a recommended draft policy. Since this time the
shepherds have been discussing with various members of the Internet
Community and the ARIN AC on a possible path forward for this draft policy.
One of the ideas was to take a look at the problem statement and perhaps
update and clarify the problem statement in hopes that this process
would provide additional ideas to move the process forward.
The current draft policy problem statement is as follows:
Problem Statement: Current ARIN policy prevents the use of leased-out
addresses as evidence of utilization.
Some contributors have suggested that there are perhaps two or more
issues that are attempting to be solved here.
Organizations would like the ability to lease some of their address
space and not limit the receipt of future IPv4 transfers due the fact
that ARIN’s evaluation of utilization considers leased space today to be
Organizations who wish to obtain address space are not able to
pledge the address space as collateral in a financial transaction. The
RSA and ARIN policy today limit the ability of IPv4 address resources to
be transferred to another party (financier) without that party showing
need for use on an operational network.
We invite your feedback on these thoughts and ideas to help us rework
the problem statement and future policy language solving these issues.
In particular, do you believe the problem statement needs to be
rewritten to clarify the issue the Internet Community is trying to solve
If so, what problem or problems do you believe that the Internet
Community needs to solve and what problem statement(s) make sense to
restart the conversation around this topic?
Thanks in advance for your feedback,
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