ARIN-prop-268: Clarification of Section 4.10 for Multiple Discrete Networks

Proposal Originator: Chris Tacit, Chris Woodfield

Problem Statement:

Currently, applicants for IPv4 resources under section 4.10 of the NRPM who do so under a single OrgID of the NRPM may only obtain one /24 every six months for the OrgID, even in the case where multiple discrete networks (MDNs) as defined in section 4.5 of the NRPM are grouped under that OrgID. On the other hand, where MDNs are held under different OrgIDs associated the same entity, the six-month constraint would apply to each discrete network separately. This results in unfair allocations of resources based solely on how entities choose to associate MDNs with their OrgIDs. This policy rectifies that problem by placing MDNs on an equal footing for the purpose of section 4.10 allocations regardless of how they are grouped by OrgID by the same ultimate entity.

Policy Statement:

Bullet 1. under section 4.10 of the NRPM is amended to read:

  1. the applicant may not have received resources under this policy in the preceding six months, except to the extent that the applicant is requesting resources for a discrete network in respect of which it has not received any resources under this policy in the preceding six months;

Add a new bullet 6 that reads:

  1. An applicant requesting multiple allocations under this policy to support Multiple Discrete Networks, as defined under Section 4.5, may not receive more than the equivalent of a /21 of IPv4 address space in any one six-month period hereunder.

Timetable for Implementation: Immediate

Anything Else:

To what extent should the passage of this policy be contingent or independent of whether any ultimate cap is imposed on the total quantity of IPv4 resources that an entity can obtain under section 4.10 regardless of the number of OrgIDs associated with the entity or number of MDNs it holds.