Get to Know the Draft Policies Up for Discussion at ARIN 52

Get to Know the Draft Policies Up for Discussion at ARIN 52

ARIN 52 is almost here, and we can’t wait to gather with the ARIN community once again. Since ARIN 51 took place this spring, all seven Recommended Draft Policies discussed at that meeting were adopted by the ARIN Board of Trustees and implemented by ARIN staff.* The remaining Draft Policy from the ARIN 51 docket, ARIN-2022-12: Direct Assignment Language Update, has been joined by seven new Draft Policies on the docket for the upcoming meeting.

To help you prepare to engage in these important conversations, here’s a look at the Draft Policies up for discussion during the ARIN 52 Public Policy and Members Meeting, taking place 19-20 October in San Diego and online. All policies will be discussed on Thursday, 19 October, so be sure to mark your calendar and register today if you’d like to participate.

Draft Policies

Draft Policies are works in progress managed by Advisory Council (AC) shepherds and presented to the community for feedback.

ARIN-2022-12: Direct Assignment Language Update. This Draft Policy takes steps toward deprecating language around “Assignments” from the Number Resource Policy Manuel (NRPM) by updating text for clarity and alignment with current ARIN practices in response to ARIN’s fee harmonization efforts.

ARIN-2023-1: Retire 4.2.1.4. Slow Start. NRPM section 4.2.1.4 Slow Start bases IPv4 allocations on justified need, not solely on a predicted customer base. This Draft Policy would retire 4.2.1.4, as Slow Start has ceased to be applicable to the operations of ARIN’s registration services following the exhaustion of the free pool and the introduction and refinement of transfer policies.

ARIN-2023-2: /26 initial IPv4 allocation for IXPs. Per NRPM section 4.4 Micro-allocation, ARIN has reserved a /15 for micro-allocations used for critical Internet infrastructure, such as Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) and core DNS service providers. This Draft Policy would reduce the minimum size block issued to IXPs from a /24 to a /26.

ARIN-2023-3: Amendment of the waitlist agreement to include a restriction on leasing. Currently, NRPM 4.18 prohibits customers from transferring IPv4 addresses issued from the IPv4 waiting list for a period of 60 months. However, there are no time restrictions on leasing those IP addresses after issuance from the waiting list. This Draft Policy would add a restriction on leasing to that 60-month period.

ARIN-2023-4: Modernization of Registration Requirements. This Draft Policy would extend the deadline for creating IPv4 and IPv6 reassignment records from the current requirement of within seven days to within 14 days of reassignment.

ARIN-2023-5: Clean-up of NRPM Sections 4.3.4, 4.4, 4.10 and 6.10.1. This removes unnecessary wording from NRPM sections 4.3.4, 4.4, 4.10, and 6.10.1 to simplify and clarify language.

ARIN-2023-6: ARIN Waitlist Qualification. This clearly states the relationship between waiting list policy and the qualification for waiting list space based on NRPM sections 4.2 (for Internet Service Providers), section 4.3 (for end users), and section 4.5 (for Multiple Discrete Networks).

ARIN-2023-7: Clarification of NRPM Sections 4.5 and 6.11 Multiple Discrete Networks and the addition of new Section 2.18 Organizational Identifier (Org ID). This Draft Policy aligns NRPM sections 4.5 and 6.11 with the current style of the NRPM for better clarity and uniformity. This also proposes adding a definition for the Organizational Identifier (Org ID) in section 2 of the NRPM.

Participate in Our Policy Discussions

ARIN policy belongs to the community, and we encourage everyone to participate in policy discussions. We look forward to hearing your voice and ideas during ARIN 52, and we hope these simple explanations of the draft policies on the agenda help you feel informed enough to speak up and share your opinions — or ask any questions of our AC shepherds.

For our virtual participants, you must join the meeting via Zoom as a registered attendee to participate in policy discussions. The livestream will be available on YouTube to all who wish to view the proceedings.

Contribute to the Future of Internet Policy

If you’d like to submit your own Internet number resource policy proposal, fill out our brief template and email it to policy@arin.net. Don’t stress about wording your proposal perfectly — our AC will work with you to polish it so it can move through the Policy Development Process (PDP).

Additional resources on the PDP can be found on the following webpages:

We’ll see you at ARIN 52!

*Part 1 of ARIN-2021-8, Deprecation of the ‘Autonomous System Originations’ Field, has been implemented. Part 2 may require up to 24 months from Board adoption to be implemented.

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