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2004-5 Previous Version(s)

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The following is a revised version of the policy statement:

Organizations with multiple discrete networks desiring to request new or additional address space under a single Organization ID must meet the following criteria:

  1. The organization shall be a single entity and not a consortium of smaller independent entities.
  2. The organization must have compelling criteria for creating discrete networks. Examples of a discrete network might include:
    • Regulatory restrictions for data transmission,
    • Geographic distance and diversity between networks,
    • Autonomous multi-homed discrete networks.
  3. The organization must keep detailed records on how it has allocated space to each location, including the date of each allocation.
  4. When applying for additional space from ARIN, the organization must show greater than 50% utilization for both the last block allocated by ARIN, and their allocations from ARIN as a whole. If an organization is unable to meet this 50% criteria, the organization must not have address space available equal to ARIN's minimum allocation when requesting additional space.
  5. The organization may not allocate additional address space to a location until each of that location's address blocks are 80% utilized.
  6. The organization should notify ARIN at the time of the request their desire to apply this policy to their account.

This policy supersedes section 4.5 of the ARIN Number Resource Policy Manual.

The following is the version as originally submitted.

Policy Proposal 2004-5: Address Space for Multiple Discrete Networks

Author: Bill Darte

Policy statement:

Organizations with multiple discrete networks desiring to request new or additional address space under a single Organization ID must meet the following criteria:

(1) The organization shall be a single entity and not a consortium of smaller independent entities.

(2) The organization must have compelling criteria for creating discrete networks. Examples of a discrete network might include:

* Regulatory restrictions for data transmission,

* Geographic distance and diversity between networks,

* Autonomous multi-homed discrete networks.

(3) The organization must keep detailed records on how it has allocated space to each location, including the date of each allocation.

(4) When applying for additional space from ARIN, the organization must show greater than 50% utilization for both the last block allocated by ARIN, and their allocations from ARIN as a whole. If an organization is unable to meet this 50% criteria, the organization must not have a /20 or shorter prefix available when requesting additional space.

(5) The organization may not allocate additional address space to a location until each of that location's address blocks are 80% utilized.

(6) The organization should notify ARIN at the time of the request their desire to apply this policy to their account.

This policy supersedes policy 2001-6.

Rationale:

a. Contradictions contained within policy 2001-6 have been removed and replaced with clear, concise text.

b. Much of the procedural language contained in 2001-6 has been removed and replaced with policy language.

c. 2001-6 made it difficult for smaller organizations to qualify as they were frequently unable to meet the 50% criteria before needing additional space for existing or new locations. The new policy utilization structure now allows both smaller and larger organizations to qualify.

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