Editorial Change ARIN-edit-2020-1

Clarify Holdings Restriction for Section 4.1.8 Waitlist Entries

Status: Pending Advisory Council Decision Shepherds: Alison Wood, Kat Hunter

Current Text (24 January 2020)

Problem Statement:

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.

Policy Statement:

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

History and Earlier Versions

Action Date
Proposal 24 January 2020
Classified as Editorial Change 25 February 2020
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