Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2024-1

Definition of Organization ID/Org ID

Status: Under Discussion
Shepherds: Gus Reese and Gerry George

Current Text (7 February 2024)

AC Assessment of Conformance with the Principles of Internet Number Resource Policy:

Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2024-1 conforms to the principles of the ARIN Policy Development Process. This policy, if adopted, will add clarity to the NPRM by providing a clear definition of an Organization Identifier as section 2.18. It is fair, impartial, technically sound and has received support from the community.

Problem Statement:

During work on a related policy proposal, the NRPM Working Group determined that a definition of Organization Identifier (Org ID) should be included in the NRPM to add clarity to the term and unify NRPM references to match the use of the term in other ARIN publications such as ARIN online.

Policy Statement:

Current: None


Section 2.18. Organization Identifier (Org ID)

An Organization Identifier (Org ID) is an identifier assigned to resource holders in the ARIN registry.


This definition had previously been included in an earlier policy proposal (ARIN-2023-7), but community feedback recommendations on that proposal showed a preference for adding the definition separately from that proposal. As such the definition is now being proposed as a standalone proposal, and the language will be removed from the current ARIN-2023-7 proposal, allowing the two sections of that proposal to be evaluated separately.

Timetable for Implementation: Immediate.

Staff Understanding: This Draft Policy intends to add a clear definition of Organization Identifier (Org ID) to the Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM). The policy text is clear and understandable.

Implementable as Written?: Yes

Impact on ARIN Registry Operations and Services: None

Legal Review: No material legal issue

Implementation Timeframe Estimate: 3 months

Implementation Requirements:

  • Updates to public documentation

Proposal/Draft Policy Text Assessed: 7 February 2024

History and Earlier Versions

Action Date
Proposal 18 December 2023
Draft Policy 31 January 2024
Revised 7 February 2024
Recommended Draft Policy 21 May 2024

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Board of Trustees

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