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Draft Policies and Proposals

Draft Policy ARIN-2014-18: Simplifying Minimum Allocations and Assignments


Discussion Tracking
Mailing List:
Formal introduction on PPML on 23 July 2014

Origin - ARIN-prop-210

Draft Policy - 23 July 2014

Abandoned by the AC - 15 October 2014




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ARIN Advisory Council:

AC Shepherds:
Robert Seastrom, Tina Morris

ARIN Board of Trustees:
Revisions Implementation

Draft Policy ARIN-2014-18
Simplifying Minimum Allocations and Assignments

Date: 23 July 2014

Problem Statement:

New and small organizations are having a difficult time receiving resource allocations from ARIN because of the economic, administrative and time burdens of making their way through ARIN’s needs testing process. For small allocations, the burdens of needs testing may exceed the value of the resources, or may deter small, less well-funded organizations’ ability to receive an allocation from ARIN. As ARIN was created to provide Internet resources to ALL organizations within its geographic territory, this disparity in the Policy Manual needs to be addressed. The problem can be remedied by removing needs testing for any organization that applies to receive the current minimum block size allocation.

Policy statement:

Therefore I propose the following addition to the Policy Manual (possibly as
“A Minimum IP allocation size(s) has been defined per Section 4 of the ARIN Number Resource Policy Manual. Regardless of any policy requirement(s) defined in any other active Section of the Policy Manual, all organizations may apply and shall automatically qualify for the current Minimum IP Block Allocation upon completing the normal administrative application process and fee requirements, and all organizations shall be eligible for such an allocation once every 12 months. Where this is in conflict with any other Section in the Policy Manual, this Section shall be controlling.”

a. Timetable for implementation:
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