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Policy Proposal 2008-4
Minimum Allocation in the Caribbean Region

Author: Cathy Aronson and Paul Andersen

Date: 18 August 2008

Proposal type: new

Policy term: renewable

Policy statement:

Add the following as section 4.8 of NRPM:

4.8.   Minimum Allocation. The minimum IPv4 allocation size for ISPs from the Caribbean portion of the ARIN region is /22.

   4.8.1. Allocation Criteria.

*  The requesting organization must show the efficient
utilization of an entire previously allocated /22 from their
upstream ISP. This allocation (/22) may have been provided
by an ISP's upstream provider(s), and does not have to be
contiguous address space. The organization must meet the
requirement of efficient use of 4 /24s.

*  A multi-homed organization must show the efficient
utilization of an entire previously allocated /23 from their
upstream ISP. This allocation (/23) may have been provided
by an ISP's upstream provider(s), and does not have to be
contiguous address space. The organization must meet the
requirement of efficient use of 2 /24s.

*  Utilization Reporting and Justification. All other ARIN policies
regarding the reporting of justification information for the
allocation of IPv4 and IPv6 address space will remain in effect.

Rationale:

ARIN staff have noted that organizations in the Caribbean region have problems meeting the current criteria due to the fact that the population in the region is smaller than that of Canada and the US. There is also a lack of competition with many countries in the region faced with a monopoly or duopoly situation in terms of transport providers.

To spur development in the region a similar proposal was passed in this region for the portion of the African region that ARIN administered prior to the formation of AFRINIC. This proposal seeks a similar outcome.

Timetable for implementation: immediate

Revisions Made:

        * 2008-4.02 - Minor edit to specify proposed NRPM section number

The following version was archived on 18 August 2008.

Policy Proposal 2008-4
Minimum Allocation in the Caribbean Region

Author: Cathy Aronson and Paul Andersen

Date: 16 May 2008

Proposal type: new

Policy term: renewable

Policy statement:

Minimum Allocation.

The minimum IPv4 allocation size for ISPs from the Caribbean portion of the ARIN region is /22.

1. Allocation Criteria.

A. The requesting organization must show the efficient utilization of an entire previously allocated /22 from their upstream ISP. This allocation (/22) may have been provided by an ISP's upstream provider(s), and does not have to be contiguous address space. The organization must meet the requirement of efficient use of 4 /24s.

B. A multi-homed organization must show the efficient utilization of an entire previously allocated /23 from their upstream ISP. This allocation (/23) may have been provided by an ISP's upstream provider(s), and does not have to be contiguous address space. The organization must meet the requirement of efficient use of 2 /24s.

2. Utilization Reporting and Justification. All other ARIN policies regarding the reporting of justification information for the allocation of IPv4 and IPv6 address space will remain in effect.

Rationale:

ARIN staff have noted that organizations in the Caribbean region have problems meeting the current criteria due to the fact that the population in the region is smaller than that of Canada and the US. There is also a lack of competition with many countries in the region faced with a monopoly or duopoly situation in terms of transport providers.

To spur development in the region a similar proposal was passed in this region for the portion of the African region that ARIN administered prior to the formation of AFRINIC. This proposal seeks a similar outcome.

Timetable for implementation: immediate

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