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Draft Policies and Proposals

Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2014-19: New MDN Allocation Based on Past Utilization
Status:

Abandoned

 
Discussion Tracking
Mailing List:
Formal introduction on PPML on 3 September 2014

Origin - ARIN-prop-211

Draft Policy - 3 September 2014

Revised - 16 December 2014

Recommended Draft Policy - 24 December 2014

Abandoned by the AC - 24 February 2015

 

Public Policy Mailing List
ARIN Public Policy Meeting:

ARIN PPC at NANOG 62

ARIN 34
ARIN PPC at NANOG 63

ARIN Advisory Council:

AC Shepherds:
Cathy Aronson, Andrew Dul

ARIN Board of Trustees:
Revisions Implementation

Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2014-19
New MDN Allocation Based on Past Utilization

Date: 16 December 2014

AC's assessment of conformance with the Principles of Internet Number Resource Policy:

This draft policy enables fair and impartial number resource administration by removing an impediment to additional allocations seen by some organizations due to the recent policy changes under ARIN-2013-08. This draft policy applies equally to all organizations and allows for MDN organizations to use previous utilization of a site to justify a new allocation for an MDN network site. The policy is clear and implementable as written. This proposal is technically sound. There are no technical issues which are raised by allowing a new criteria set to justify a new MDN network allocation. This proposal is supported by the community. Specifically, the draft policy is supported by organizations which use the MDN policy for their network allocation.

Problem Statement:
The previous MDN policy was too limiting in that a new MDN could only qualify under immediate need. This was extended by ARIN-2013-8 where the minimum allocation will now be assigned unless immediate need for more can be demonstrated.

Unfortunately, this policy did not go far enough. There may be some cases where there is a one year utilization history that is applicable to a new MDN. For example, imagine a network that is divided into four regions, each an MDN. Three of the four MDNs have been growing at a /20 per year. The fourth MDN has been growing at a /19 per year, it is over 80% utilized, and the region is too large. The region will be divided in half, which half of the current customers and their addresses to be migrated into a new MDN (Region 5). It is also anticipated that half of Region 4's growth will be shifted to Region 5. With Region 4 and Region 5 each above 80%, both should qualify for subsequent allocations at half of what was Region 4's growth rate.

Policy statement:

replace section 4.5.4 created by 2013-8:

Upon verification that the organization has shown evidence of deployment of the new discrete network site, the new network(s) shall be allocated the minimum allocation size under section 4.2.1.5 unless the organization can demonstrate additional need using the immediate need criteria (4.2.1.6).

with:

Upon verification that the organization has shown

evidence of deployment of the new discrete network site, the new network(s) shall be allocated one of the following:

- the minimum allocation size under section 4.2.1.5

- more than the minimum if the organization can demonstrate additional need using the immediate need criteria (4.2.1.6)

- a 3-month supply of address space may be requested if the new MDN can show a demonstrated one-year utilization history.

Timetable for implementation: Immediate

Comment:

The third bullet was changed from:

"- a three month supply if there is an applicable one year utilization rate, specific to the use to be covered by the new MDN, on which to base a three month supply on as per 4.2."

to:

"- a 3-month supply of address space may be requested if the new MDN can show a demonstrated one-year utilization history."

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ARIN STAFF ASSESSMENT

Date of Assessment: 22 October 2014

1. Summary (Staff Understanding)

This policy proposes to change existing NRPM 4.5, "Multiple Discrete Networks" bullet 7 to add an additional qualifying criteria. Currently new sites applying under MDN will qualify for the minimum allocation size specified in 4.2.1.5 or under immediate need. This proposal adds the option for new MDNs with at least a year's worth of historical utilization data to request up to a 3 month supply of addresses.

2. Comments

A. ARIN Staff Comments

-If implemented, staff would require the organization to show a direct correlation between the demonstrated 1-year utilization rate and the new discrete network's 3 month need.

-The policy requires an "applicable 1 year utilization rate" in order to qualify under this criteria. If implemented, staff would require that there be at least a full year of utilization data in order to qualify for a 3-month supply of address space.

-The stated criterion is unclear. Staff would suggest restating as follows:

o A 3-month supply of address space may be requested if the new MDN can show a demonstrated one-year utilization history.

B. ARIN General Counsel - Legal Assessment

This proposal does not create any material legal issue.

3. Resource Impact

This policy would have minimal resource impact from an implementation aspect. It is estimated that implementation would occur within 3 months after ratification by the ARIN Board of Trustees. The following would be needed in order to implement:
-Updated guidelines and internal procedures
-Staff training

4. Proposal/Draft Policy Text Assessed
Date: 3 September 2014
Problem Statement:
The previous MDN policy was too limiting in that a new MDN could only qualify under immediate need. This was extended by ARIN-2013-8 where the minimum allocation will now be assigned unless immediate need for more can be demonstrated.
Unfortunately, this policy did not go far enough. There may be some cases where there is a one year utilization history that is applicable to a new MDN. For example, imagine a network that is divided into four regions, each an MDN. Three of the four MDNs have been growing at a /20 per year. The fourth MDN has been growing at a /19 per year, it is over 80% utilized, and the region is too large. The region will be divided in half, which half of the current customers and their addresses to be migrated into a new MDN (Region 5). It is also anticipated that half of Region 4's growth will be shifted to Region 5. With Region 4 and Region 5 each above 80%, both should qualify for subsequent allocations at half of what was Region 4's growth rate.
Policy statement:
replace section 4.5.4 created by 2013-8:
“Upon verification that the organization has shown evidence of deployment of the new discrete network site, the new network(s) shall be allocated the minimum allocation size under section 4.2.1.5 unless the organization can demonstrate additional need using the immediate need criteria (4.2.1.6).“
with:
Upon verification that the organization has shown
evidence of deployment of the new discrete network site, the new network(s) shall be allocated one of the following:
- the minimum allocation size under section 4.2.1.5
- more than the minimum if the organization can demonstrate additional need using the immediate need criteria (4.2.1.6)
- a three month supply if there is an applicable one year utilization rate, specific to the use to be covered by the new MDN, on which to base a three month supply on as per 4.2.
Timetable for implementation: Immediate

 

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Draft Policy ARIN-2014-19
New MDN Allocation Based on Past Utilization

Date: 3 September 2014

Problem Statement:

The previous MDN policy was too limiting in that a new MDN could only qualify under immediate need. This was extended by ARIN-2013-8 where the minimum allocation will now be assigned unless immediate need for more can be demonstrated.

Unfortunately, this policy did not go far enough. There may be some cases where there is a one year utilization history that is applicable to a new MDN. For example, imagine a network that is divided into four regions, each an MDN. Three of the four MDNs have been growing at a /20 per year. The fourth MDN has been growing at a /19 per year, it is over 80% utilized, and the region is too large. The region will be divided in half, which half of the current customers and their addresses to be migrated into a new MDN (Region 5). It is also anticipated that half of Region 4's growth will be shifted to Region 5. With Region 4 and Region 5 each above 80%, both should qualify for subsequent allocations at half of what was Region 4's growth rate.

Policy statement:

replace section 4.5.4 created by 2013-8:

Upon verification that the organization has shown evidence of deployment of the new discrete network site, the new network(s) shall be allocated the minimum allocation size under section 4.2.1.5 unless the organization can demonstrate additional need using the immediate need criteria (4.2.1.6).“

with:

Upon verification that the organization has shown
evidence of deployment of the new discrete network site, the new network(s) shall be allocated one of the following:

- the minimum allocation size under section 4.2.1.5

- more than the minimum if the organization can demonstrate additional need using the immediate need criteria (4.2.1.6)

- a three month supply if there is an applicable one year utilization rate, specific to the use to be covered by the new MDN, on which to base a three month supply on as per 4.2.

Timetable for implementation: Immediate

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