ACSP Suggestion 2014.13: Staff a fast-lane for IPv6 and ASN requests


Author: Owen DeLong   
Submitted On: 17 June 2014

Description: Since Registration Services is backlogged with IPv4 requests and extra processing measures for those requests, ARIN should devote some amount of staff resources to providing a fast-lane for IPv6 and ASN requests so that they are not stuck behind the backlog of requests for antiquated protocols nearing end-of-life.

Timeframe: Immediate

Status: Closed   Updated: 18 June 2014

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ARIN Comment

18 June 2014

The Service Level Agreement (SLA) that the Registration Services Department has committed to over the past 10 years, and in the 7 years preceding its formalization, has been to respond to all ticket requests within a 2 business day period. Currently, Registration Services is working within a 2-4 business day response window for IPv4 requests, due not only to the new operational procedures put into place when we moved into Phase 4 of the IPv4 Countdown plan, but also in part to the complexities we are seeing with many of the incoming IPv4 requests.

All other requests including Orgs, POCs, postmaster and Ask ARIN questions, transfers, IPv6, and ASNs, are currently being responded to within the designated 2 day response window. We will work diligently to ensure these responses continue to meet our 2 business day SLA and will evaluate ways to close the response time gap on IPv4 requests going forward.

It is our intention to keep the processing of ASN and IPv6 requests within our SLA without the creation of a fast-lane process. We have noted your desire that these types of requests not be slowed by the additional processing time requirements of the fourth phase of the IPv4 countdown plan. We are committed to meeting the SLA, and thank you for your patience.

This suggestion is now closed.