Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2020-7
4.4 gTLD Micro-allocation Clarification
Status: Implemented Shepherds: Alicia Trotman, Joe Provo
Current Text (14 July 2020)
AC Assessment of Conformance with the Principles of Internet Number Resource Policy:
The draft Policy ARIN-2020-7 is fair, impartial ,technically sound and supported by the community. This draft policy removes “new” from “new GTLD” in NRPM Section 4.4 in an effort to reduce confusion for those who may view the policy itself as “new” when it is from 2012.
As stated in NRPM section 4.4: Micro-allocation
ICANN-sanctioned gTLD operators may justify up to the equivalent of an IPv4 /23 block for each authorized new gTLD, allocated from the free pool or received via transfer, but not from the above reservation.
The term “new gTLD” is confusing and refers to all gTLD’s that have been created since June of 2012.
ICANN-sanctioned gTLD operators may justify up to the equivalent of an IPv4 /23 block for each authorized gTLD, allocated from the free pool or received via transfer, but not from the above reservation.
This proposal stems from a suggestion in the January, 2019 Policy Experience Report.
Timetable for implementation: Immediate
Staff and Legal Review (21 October 2020)
ARIN-2020-7 removes “new” from “new GTLD” in NRPM Section 4.4 in an effort to reduce confusion for those who may view the policy itself as “new” when it is from 2012.
ARIN Staff Comments
ARIN-2020-7 eliminates a small but notable source of potential confusion for gTLD operators applying for Micro-allocations.
Upon implementation of this policy change, all gTLD operators will need to apply for IPv4 allocations via either the waitlist or via transfer.
This text is clear and understandable, and can be implemented as written.
ARIN General Counsel – Legal Assessment
No material legal issue.
Implementation of this policy would have minimal resource impact. It is estimated that implementation would occur within three months after ratification by the ARIN Board of Trustees. The following would be needed in order to implement:
- Staff training
- Updated guidelines and internal procedures
- Standard documentation updates
Proposal/Draft Policy Text Assessed: 14 July 2020 Version
History and Earlier Versions
|Proposal||3 June 2020|
|Draft Policy||23 June 2020|
|Revised||14 July 2020|
|Recommended Draft Policy||24 November 2020|
|Last Call||20 April 2021|
|Advanced to the Board of Trustees||25 May 2021|
|Adopted||12 July 2021|
|Implemented||12 August 2021|