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Policy 2008-4: Minimum Allocation in the Caribbean Region
Policy Proposal Evaluation Status: Author
Adopted - NRPM Section 4.9 Cathy Aronson and Paul Andersen
Discussion Tracking
Mailing List:
Formal introduction on PPML on 16 May 2008
Discussed at ARIN Caribbean Sector Meeting - 2 June 2008
Revised - 18 August 2008
Staff Assessment - 8 October 2008
Revised/Last Call - 22 October thru 7 November 2008
Public Policy Mailing List
ARIN Public Policy Meeting: Kingston, Jamaica
Nassau, Bahamas
ARIN XXII
ARIN Advisory Council:

AC Shepherds:
Heather Schiller and Matt Pounsett

15 May 2008
19 June 2008
17 July 2008
21 August 2008
18 September 2008
17 October 2008
20 November 2008

ARIN Board of Trustees: 3 December 2008
Revisions Implementation
Previous version(s) 17 December 2008

Proposal

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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