ARIN-prop-282: Grandfathering of Organizations Removed from Waitlist by Implementation of ARIN-2019-16

Proposal Originator: Tom Pruitt

Problem Statement:

The implementation of ARIN-2019-16 Advisory Council Recommendation Regarding NRPM 4.1.8. Unmet Requests caused some waiting list organizations to be unjustly removed. Organizations that were on the list when it was suspended had met all required criteria and should not have been removed. One of the key roles for ARIN as an organization is to be fair and just to the entire community. The removal of the a few organizations from the list after changing the criteria for the list was neither fair nor just.

One of the main reasons for the suspension of the list was fraud prevention, however there was no opportunity given to the organizations affected by the criteria change and lifting of the suspension to prove they were not being fraudulent. At the very least grandfathering of the organizations that were on the list should have been done. Noting that the removal of people from the list did not ever go through a meeting and all other proposals in existence grandfather the current situation due to fairness.

Policy Statement:

Restore organizations that were removed at the adoption of ARIN-2019-16 to their previous position using the following conditions:

Organizations on the list for less than a /20 are restored to the minimum and maximum of their previous request. Organizations that were on the list for more than a /20 are restored for a minimum of a /20 and maximum of their previous request.

All restored organizations extend their 2 year approval by x (number of months between July 2019 and implementation of new policy) and change the language of 4.1.8 to the proposed language below.

Current Language:

4.1.8. ARIN Waitlist

ARIN will only issue future IPv4 assignments/allocations (excluding 4.4 and 4.10 space) from the ARIN Waitlist. The maximum size aggregate that an organization may qualify for at any one time is a /22. Organizations will be able to elect a smaller block size than they qualify for down to a /24. Only organizations holding a /20 or less of IPv4 address space may apply and be approved. Address space distributed from the waitlist will not be eligible for transfer for a period of 60 months. This policy will be applied to all future distributions from the waitlist to include those currently listed.

Proposed language:

4.1.8. ARIN Waitlist

ARIN will only issue future IPv4 assignments/allocations (excluding 4.4 and 4.10 space) from the ARIN Waitlist. The maximum size aggregate that an organization may qualify for at any one time is a /22. Organizations will be able to elect a smaller block size than they qualify for down to a /24. Only organizations holding a /20 or less of IPv4 address space may apply and be approved. Address space distributed from the waitlist will not be eligible for transfer for a period of 60 months. This policy will be applied only to all future distributions from the waitlist and does not include those currently listed.

Timetable for Implementation: Immediate

Anything Else:

While attending ARIN 44 and discussing this with other community members the vast majority indicated that they agreed that some organizations were treated unfairly. This proposal is a remedy.