On 15 September 2016, the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) advanced the
following Draft Policy to Recommended Draft Policy status:
ARIN-2016-2: Change timeframes for IPv4 requests to 24 months
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Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2016-2: Change timeframes for IPv4
requests to 24 months
Date: 20 September 2016
AC's assessment of conformance with the Principles of Internet Number
2016-2 is one of a set of overlapping policies involving simplification
of section 8 specified transfer policy. Each takes a somewhat different
approach, and all have a degree of community support. Based on
community feedback at the upcoming ARIN 38 meeting in Dallas, we hope to
advance whichever of those proposals is best-supported by the community,
or craft and advance a unified proposal that incorporates the best
attributes of the proposals currently on the docket. Moving 2016-2 to
Recommended Draft will facilitate moving the best policy forward in a
Disparity in timeframes between pre-approvals for waiting list and
pre-approval for transfers is creating difficulties for organizations
that initially apply to be on the waiting list and subsequently elect to
satisfy their needs through transfers. Therefore, this proposal seeks to
set all timeframes for IPv4 request approvals to 24 months. Prior to
runout, such a change could have created great disparity in resource
distribution just because of coincidence of request timing. With the
free pool gone, this is no longer an issue.
The following changes would be made in the NRPM:
1. Retitle section 126.96.36.199.3 “Three months” to “Time Horizon”.
2. Section 188.8.131.52.3 body, replace “three months” with “24 months”.
3. Section 184.108.40.206, replace the term “three months” with “24 months”.
4. Section 4.3.3, replace both instances of “one year” with “24 months”.
5. Section 220.127.116.11, replace the entire paragraph which currently reads:
"ISPs may request up to a 3-month supply of IPv4 addresses from ARIN, or
a 24-month supply via 8.3 or 8.4 transfer. Determination of the
appropriate allocation to be issued is based on efficient utilization of
space within this time frame, consistent with the principles in 4.2.1.”
“ISPs may request up to a 24-month supply of IPv4 addresses.”
a. Timetable for implementation: Immediate
b. Clarification of intent - This policy would not affect the existing
waiting list in any way. This policy would simply change the
qualification period to 24 months, so new entrants can go to either the
bottom of the waiting list or to the transfer market to seek their
24-month supply. If an existing entity on the waiting list wants to
re-qualify and expand their request to a 24-month supply, they would go
to the end of the list. Otherwise, they would remain on the waiting
list with the original approved block size unchanged. If the
organization's needs have changed by the time IPv4 space becomes
available to fill waiting list requests, the organization will be
re-qualified under the new more lenient 24-month standard, but
regardless of re-qualification, the organization will not be eligible to
receive a larger block than they originally qualified for when they were
placed on the waiting list.
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