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ACSP Suggestion 2012.13: Customer identity not required on /29 and smaller reassignments

Suggestion

Author:
Chris Grundemann
Submitted On:
10 July 2012

Where ARIN must evaluate a LIR's IPv4 address utilization in order to perform any duty, ARIN should not compel the production of customer identities for any customer holding a total of less than 8 IPv4 addresses unless all reasonable alternatives for verifying utilization have been exhausted.

(credit: Bill Herrin, http://lists.arin.net/pipermail/arin-ppml/2012-April/024550.html)

Timeframe: Immediate

Status:
Closed
Updated:
30 July 2012

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ARIN Comment

31 July 2012

Your suggestion that "ARIN should not compel the production of customer identities for any customer holding a total of less than 8 IPv4 addresses unless all reasonable alternatives for verifying utilization have been exhausted" contradicts existing policy requirements.

NRPM 4.2.2.1.2, states:

"For blocks smaller than /29 and for internal space, ISPs should provide utilization data either via SWIP or RWhois server or by providing detailed utilization information."

NRPM 4.2.2.2.1, states:

"Utilization for blocks smaller than /29 can be documented via SWIP or RWhois server or by providing detailed utilization information."

These policy references allow ARIN to require the same detailed utilization information for /29 and smaller reassignments as it does for the larger reassignments that are required by policy to be swipped. So essentially this detailed utilization information is equivalent to what would be published via SWIP/RWhois.

Because there is a current policy requirement for ISPs to provide customer-level detail in policy, and this is very useful information for ARIN to have when assessing an organization's need for additional address space, we believe that policy supersedes suggestions, and that the customer-level detail is a necessary requirement. Therefore, ARIN will not be implementing your suggestion as written.