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Draft Policy ARIN-2014-16: Section 4.10 Austerity Policy Update
Status:

Abandoned

 
Discussion Tracking
Mailing List:
Formal introduction on PPML on 16 May 2014

Origin - ARIN-prop-207

Draft Policy - 16 May 2014

Revised - 18 September 2014

Abandoned by the AC - 15 October 2014

 

 

 

Public Policy Mailing List
ARIN Public Policy Meeting:

ARIN PPC at NANOG 61

ARIN PPC at NANOG 62

ARIN 34

ARIN Advisory Council:

AC Shepherds:
Dan Alexander, Cathy Aronson

ARIN Board of Trustees:
Revisions Implementation

Draft Policy ARIN-2014-16
Section 4.10 Austerity Policy Update

Date: 18 September 2014

Problem Statement:

NRPM section 4.10 defines an IPv4 to IPv6 transition pool which was intended to be used by new entrants after the IPv4 free pool has been exhausted. This policy was written prior to exhaustion in the APNIC and RIPE region and has largely not been used to date. It is believed that the current policy may be too restrictive to be useful to many organizations within the ARIN region. Furthermore the during the ARIN 33 public policy meeting experience report (1), ARIN staff noted issues with the current IPv4 policy after the IPv4 free pool is exhausted.

RIPE & APNIC adopted an “austerity” policy which allows organizations to obtain a small single block directly from the registry. These policies appear to have been quite effective at getting IPv4 resources to organizations without address space after IPv4 exhaustion. Learning from other regions, we have crafted a policy to update section 4.10 to adopt some of the policy text from the RIPE & APNIC region while looking at the unique aspects of the ARIN region’s number resource needs.

Short summary of proposed changes
and changes to original text
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1) Adds an additional Austerity option to section 4.10 in addition to the
transition technology, rather than the original approach of replacing the
transition technology section.

2) Shrinks the minimum transition technology pool from the existing /10 to
a /11.

3) Defines the new requirements for getting an assignment under the
proposed Austerity section.

4) Directs resources obtained by ARIN under section 10.5 to supply
assignments for section 4.10 requests.

Updated Text
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Policy statement:
Replace Section 4.10 with the following policy.

4.10 Dedicated IPv4 block to facilitate IPv6 Deployment

When ARIN receives its last /8 IPv4 allocation from IANA, a contiguous /10
IPv4 block will be set aside and dedicated to facilitate IPv6 deployment
and continued transition from IPv4 to IPv6.

Address space received from IANA under the “Global Policy for Post
Exhaustion IPv4 Allocation Mechanisms by the IANA (NRPM 10.5)” by ARIN
shall be allocated or assigned under this section.

Allocations and assignments from this block must be justified by immediate
IPv6 deployment requirements. ARIN shall use sparse allocation within
these blocks.

4.10.1 Austerity Policy

Organizations must obtain an IPv6 block to receive a block under section
4.10.1 and show documentation on how the IPv6 and IPv4 block will be used
to facilitate an organization¹s operational needs. These allocations or
assignments will be subject to a minimum size of /28 and a maximum size of
/22.

In order to receive an allocation or assignment under this policy:

1. the organization, its parent(s), or subsidiary organizations, may not
have received IPv4 address resources greater than or equal to a /22 from
ARIN or any other RIR;

2. the organization must show immediate use (within 90 days) of 25% of the
allocation;

3. the organization is eligible to receive only one contiguous IPv4 block
under this section;

4. the organization may apply to ARIN for an increase in their allocation
up to a /22, if the previous allocation under this section shows a
utilization of at least 80%, increases will only be granted if adjacent
bit-boundary aligned space is available at the time of request.

4.10.2 Transition technologies

Allocations and assignments from this block must be justified by immediate
IPv6 deployment requirements. Examples of such needs include: IPv4
addresses for key dual stack DNS servers, and NAT-PT or NAT464
translators. ARIN staff will use their discretion when evaluating
justifications.

These allocations or assignments will be subject to a minimum size of /28
and a maximum size of /24. ARIN shall reserve a minimum of a /11 for
allocations under this subsection.

In order to receive an allocation or assignment under this policy:

1. the applicant may not have received resources under this policy in the
preceding six months;

2. previous allocations/assignments under this policy must continue to
meet the justification requirements of this policy;

3. previous allocations/assignments under this policy must meet the
utilization requirements of end user assignments;

4. the applicant must demonstrate that no other allocations or assignments
will meet this need;

5. on subsequent allocation under this policy, ARIN staff may require
applicants to renumber out of previously allocated / assigned space under
this policy in order to minimize non-contiguous allocations.

 

##### old version

Draft Policy ARIN-2014-16
Section 4.10 Austerity Policy Update

Date: 16 May 2014

Problem Statement:

NRPM section 4.10 defines an IPv4 to IPv6 transition pool which was intended to be used by new entrants after the IPv4 free pool has been exhausted. This policy was written prior to exhaustion in the APNIC and RIPE region and has largely not been used to date. It is believed that the current policy may be too restrictive to be useful to many organizations within the ARIN region. Furthermore the during the ARIN 33 public policy meeting experience report (1), ARIN staff noted issues with the current IPv4 policy after the IPv4 free pool is exhausted.

RIPE & APNIC adopted an “austerity” policy which allows organizations to obtain a small single block directly from the registry. These policies appear to have been quite effective at getting IPv4 resources to organizations without address space after IPv4 exhaustion. Learning from other regions, we have crafted a policy to update section 4.10 to adopt some of the policy text from the RIPE & APNIC region while looking at the unique aspects of the ARIN region’s number resource needs.

Policy statement:

Replace Section 4.10 with the following policy.

4.10 Dedicated IPv4 block to facilitate IPv6 Deployment

When ARIN receives its last /8 IPv4 allocation from IANA, a contiguous /10 IPv4 block will be set aside and dedicated to facilitate IPv6 deployment and continued transition from IPv4 to IPv6.

Address space received from IANA under the “Global Policy for Post Exhaustion IPv4 Allocation Mechanisms by the IANA (NRPM 10.5)” by ARIN shall be allocated or assigned under this section.

Allocations and assignments from this block must be justified by immediate IPv6 deployment requirements. Organizations must obtain an IPv6 block to receive a block under section 4.10 and show documentation on how the IPv6 and IPv4 block will be used to facilitate an organization’s operational needs.

This block will be subject to a minimum size allocation of /28 and a maximum size allocation of /22. ARIN shall use sparse allocation within these blocks.

In order to receive an allocation or assignment under this policy:

1. the organization, nor it parent(s) or subsidiary organizations, may not have received IPv4 resources greater than or equal to a /22 from ARIN or any other RIR;

2. the organization must show immediate use (within 30 days) of 25% of the allocation;

3. the organization is eligible to receive only one contiguous IPv4 block under this section;

4. the organization may apply to ARIN for an increase in their allocation up to a /22, if the previous allocation under this section shows a utilization of at least 80%, increases will only be granted if adjacent bit-boundary aligned space is available at the time of request.

Comments:

a. Timetable for implementation: immediately

b. Anything else: (1) https://www.arin.net/participate/meetings/reports/ARIN_33/PDF/monday/nobile_policy.pdf


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