Draft Policy ARIN-2021-6

Permit IPv4 Leased Addresses for Purposes of Determining Utilization for Future Allocations

Status: Under Discussion
Shepherds: Andrew Dul, Matthew Wilder

Current Text (2 March 2022)

Problem Statement: Current ARIN policy prevents the use of leased-out addresses as evidence of utilization.

Policy statement:

Section 1.2 Conservation replace

“Due to the requirement for uniqueness, Internet number resources of each type are drawn from a common number space. Conservation of these common number spaces requires that Internet number resources be efficiently distributed to those organizations who have a technical need for them in support of operational networks.”

with

“Due to the requirement for uniqueness, Internet number resources of each type are drawn from a common number space. Conservation of these common number spaces requires that free-pool (ASN & IPv6) and IPv4 wait-list Internet number resources be efficiently distributed to those organizations who have a technical need for them in support of operational networks.”

Section 1.4 Stewardship replace

“The fundamental purpose of Internet number stewardship is to distribute unique number resources to entities building and operating networks thereby facilitating the growth and sustainability of the Internet for the benefit of all.”

with

“The fundamental purpose of Internet number stewardship is to distribute unique number resources to facilitate the growth and sustainability of the Internet for the benefit of all.”

Section 2.4 replace

“2.4. Local Internet Registry (LIR) A Local Internet Registry (LIR) is an IR that primarily assigns address space to the users of the network services that it provides. LIRs are generally Internet Service Providers (ISPs), whose customers are primarily end users and possibly other ISPs.”

with

“2.4. Local Internet Registry (LIR) A Local Internet Registry (LIR) is an IR that primarily assigns address space to users of the network. LIRs are generally Internet Service Providers (ISPs), whose customers are primarily end users and possibly other ISPs.”

Section 4.18 replace

“ARIN will only issue future IPv4 assignments/allocations (excluding 4.4 and 4.10 space) from the ARIN Waitlist.”

with

“ARIN will only issue future IPv4 assignments/allocations (excluding 4.4 and 4.10 space) from the ARIN Waitlist to those with operational need.”

Delete Section 8.5.2 Operational Use

Timetable for implementation: Immediate.

History and Earlier Versions

History
Action Date
Proposal 17 August 2021
Draft Policy 21 September 2021
Revised 2 March 2022

Board of Trustees

ARIN Public Policy Meetings