ACSP Suggestion 2024.9: Provide Machine-Readable Versions of ARIN Micro-allocations


Author: Matt Peterson   
Submitted On: 11 May 2024


ARIN should expose machine-readable versions of ARIN Micro-allocations (Internal, Exchange, and Critical Infrastructure). These should be published in a well-known location and offered in a format usable for scripting languages, such as JSON or CSV encoding. Of particular interest would be the allocation type, assignment date, and the prefix.

Additionally, annotating this in whois output would also be useful as another way to signal specific prefixes which were allocated under NRPM 4.4.

Value to Community:

Researchers and network operators often need to perform analysis on which “special” allocations, such as exchange points - are present in the DFZ table or not.

Those who are tracking the effectiveness and utilization of ARIN policies may find this information useful as well.

Timeframe: Not specified

Status: Closed   Updated: 12 June 2024

Tracking Information

ARIN Comment

12 June 2024

Thank you for your suggestion, numbered 2024.9 on confirmed receipt, asking ARIN to publish machine-readable micro-allocations lists.

There is another open suggestion to investigate automating this reporting to publish this data in JSON format, so we are closing your suggestion and retaining the current suggestion for tracking until a definitive course of action is determined.

Thank you for participating in ARIN’s Consultation and Suggestion Process.


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