Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2022-11
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Clean-up of NRPM – Introduction of Section 2.17
Status: Recommended Draft Policy
Shepherds: Alison Wood, Chris Woodfield
Current Text (21 March 2023)
AC Assessment of Conformance with the Principles of Internet Number Resource Policy:
Based on community feedback and AC discussion we motion to move ARIN-2022-11: Clean-up of NRPM – Introduction of Section 2.17 to Recommended Draft, with the following definition: “Internet number resources are unique identifiers within the Internet Numbers Registry System [as described in IETF RFC 7020] and this includes ranges (or “blocks”) of contiguous Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses and Autonomous System Numbers (“ASNs”).” This Draft Policy is fair, impartial, and technically sound and will add clarity to the term “Internet number resources”.
The term Internet Number Resources is referenced in several sections of the NRPM but is not defined.
2.17 Internet Number Resources
Internet number resources are the unique identifiers allocated by IANA and issued by the RIRs. This includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses (IPv4 and IPv6) and Autonomous System Numbers (ASNs).
Timetable for Implementation: Immediate
Although this proposal was drafted in the course of an editorial review of Section 2 of the NRPM, the addition of a new definition may not be considered purely editorial in nature and so this proposal is not being presented as strictly editorial.
Staff and Legal Review (10 February 2023)
This Draft Policy inserts a definition of Internet Number Resources into NRPM Section 2, with the intent of broadly applying said definition across all ARIN Internet Number Resource Policy. Staff strongly recommends revising the definition per IETF RFC 7020 as follows:
“Internet number resources are unique identifiers within the Internet Numbers Registry System [as described in IETF RFC 7020] and this includes ranges (or “blocks”) of contiguous Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses and Autonomous System Numbers (“ASNs”).”
Implementable as Written?
Impact on ARIN Registry Operations and Services:
No material legal issue if revised per staff comments.
Implementation Timeframe Estimate: Three months
- Staff training
- Updates to public documentation
- Updates to internal procedures and guidelines
Proposal/Draft Policy Text Assessed: 30 January 2023
History and Earlier Versions
|Proposal||15 June 2022|
|Draft Policy||23 August 2022|
|Revised||28 September 2022|
|Revised||30 January 2023|
|Recommended Draft Policy||21 March 2023|