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Draft Policies and Proposals

Policy Proposal 2007-10: End Site Immediate Need Policy
Policy Proposal Evaluation Status: Author
Abandoned Robert Seastrom
Discussion Tracking
Mailing List:
Formal introduction on PPML on 2 March 2007
Staff assessment - 13 April 2007
AC intent to abandon - 25 April 2007
Public Policy Mailing List
ARIN Public Policy Meeting: ARIN XIX
ARIN Advisory Council: 1 March 2007
24 April 2007
ARIN Board of Trustees:
Revisions Implementation


Proposal type: new

Policy term: permanent

Policy statement: Create new section in NRPM 4.3.6. to mirror the intent of, but modified for end sites. If pending proposal "Modernization of ISP Immediate Need Policy" is ratified, this new section will read:

4.3.6 Immediate Need:

If an end-user has an immediate need for address space, and can provide justification to show that the address space will be utilized within 30 days of the request, ARIN may issue a block of address space, not larger than a /16 nor smaller than ARIN's customary minimum allocation, to that organization. These cases are exceptional.

In the absence of ratification of ""Modernization of ISP Immediate Need Policy", this proposal is to add section 4.3.6 with a modification of the current text of to make it apply to end-users:

4.3.6 Immediate Need: If an end-user has an immediate need for address space, i.e., the need exists the day of the request, ARIN may issue a /20 if the organization, such as a new company, shows justification. However, these cases are exceptional.

ARIN staff has expressed the concern that the current policy is self-contradictory, in one place stating that the Immediate Need Policy applies to ISPs, and in another place stating that end users can qualify under it. The communication received was:

  • The policy as written allows ARIN to issue a /20 to an ISP only. However, section 4.3.4. "Additional Considerations" of the End User Policy in the NRPM states that "End-users may qualify for address space under other policies such as Immediate need [] or Micro-allocation [4.4].". In order to be consistent, the Immediate Need policy language should be changed to reflect the fact that both ISPs and end-users can qualify under this policy.

Timetable for implementation: Immediate

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