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Draft Policies and Proposals

Policy 2001-3: Micro-Allocation Policy
Policy Proposal Evaluation Status: Author
Adopted - NRPM Section 4.4
Discussion Tracking
Mailing List:
Formal introduction on PPML on 26 September 2001
IPv6 Working Group Mailing List
Public Policy Mailing List
ARIN Public Policy Meeting: ARIN IX
ARIN Advisory Council: 30 October 2001
ARIN Board of Trustees: 11 December 2001
05 June 2002
Revisions Implementation
None 2002  


ARIN will make micro-allocations to critical infrastructure providers of the Internet, including public exchange points, core DNS service providers (e.g. ICANN-sanctioned root, gTLD, and ccTLD operators) as well as the RIRs and IANA. These allocations will be no longer than a /24 using IPv4 or a /48 using IPv6. Multiple allocations may be granted in certain situations.

Exchange point allocations MUST be allocated from specific blocks reserved only for this purpose. All other micro-allocations WILL be allocated out of other blocks reserved for micro-allocation purposes. ARIN will make a list of these blocks publicly available.

Exchange point operators must provide justification for the allocation, including: connection policy, location, other participants (minimum of two total), ASN, and contact information. ISPs and other organizations receiving these micro-allocations will be charged under the ISP fee schedule, while end-users will be charged under the fee schedule for end-users. This policy does not preclude exchange point operators from requesting address space under other policies.

Note: This policy makes obsolete the former micro-allocation policy.


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