Editorial Change ARIN-edit-2020-1
Clarify Holdings Restriction for Section 4.1.8 Waitlist Entries
Status: Pending Implementation Shepherds: Alison Wood, Kat Hunter
Current Text (24 January 2020)
A recent Policy Experience report pointed to ambiguity among waitlist applicants as to whether the /20 limit on existing space restriction applies to organizations holding a single /20 block, or an aggregate /20’s worth of IPv4 space. Additional language added to the policy statement aims to remove this ambiguity, clarifying that an organization must hold a /20 or less in aggregate.
Update NRPM Section 4.1.8 as follows:
Original Text: “Only organizations holding a /20 or less of IPv4 address space may apply and be approved.“
Updated Text: “Organizations which hold more than a /20 equivalent of IPv4 space in aggregate are not eligible to apply.”
Timetable for Implementation: Immediate
Staff and Legal Review (15 April 2020)
Staff understands that this Editorial Change alters ARIN Waitlist qualification language to state that organizations may only apply for waitlist space if holding a /20 or less in total aggregate.
ARIN Staff Comments
This language is clearly understood as an Editorial Change to remove ambiguity. This codifies current practices within Registration Services and would help avoid ambiguity when vetting requests for waitlist space.
ARIN General Counsel – Legal Assessment
No material legal issue.
Implementation of this policy would have a solely editorial resource impact. It is estimated that it would take one month to implement, and would require:
- Staff training
- Updated guidelines and internal procedures
- Updated documentation on website
Proposal/Draft Policy Text Assessed: 24 January 2020 Version
History and Earlier Versions
|Proposal||24 January 2020|
|Classified as Editorial Change||25 February 2020|
|Advanced to Board of Trustees||21 April 2020|
|Adopted||21 May 2020|