ARIN-prop-293: Removal of Requirement to Demonstrate Utilization of Reassignments and Reallocations for ISPs Seeking Initial Allocation from ARIN

Date: 16 October 2020

Proposal Originator: Alyssa Moore

Problem Statement:

4.2.2 seems to provide an unfair advantage to ISPs without any IP address holdings - that is, they don’t have any direct assignments or allocations, nor any reassignments or reallocations from another organization.

If an ISP does already have holdings in the form of reassignments or reallocations, and they request a /24, or even a /29 as an initial allocation - they are required to provide utilization data. This slows their advancement to the waiting list compared to a new ISP without any holdings at all. An organization without reassignments or reallocations doesn’t need to provide any justification other than submitting the request and providing an officer attestation.This expedites their addition to the waiting list.

Policy Statement:

Replace 4.2.2 with the following:

4.2.2. Initial Allocation to ISPs

All ISP organizations automatically qualify for a /24.These organizations may qualify for more than a /24 by documenting how the requested allocation will be utilized within the request size specified in

ISP organizations without direct assignments or allocations from ARIN qualify for an initial allocation of up to a /22, subject to ARIN’s minimum allocation size.


This proposal was written as the result of a Policy Experience Report.

Timetable for Implementation: Immediate