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Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2016-4: Transfers for new entrants
Status:
Implemented 21 February 2017  
Discussion Tracking
Mailing List:
Formal introduction on PPML on 21 June 2016

Origin - ARIN-prop-229

Draft Policy - 21 June 2016

Recommended Draft Policy - 23 August 2016

Last Call - 26 October 2016

Recommended to Board: 22 November 2016

Public Policy Mailing List
ARIN Public Policy Meeting:

ARIN 38

ARIN Advisory Council:

AC Shepherds:
John Springer, David Farmer

ARIN Board of Trustees: 19 December 2016
Revisions Implementation
Implemented 21 February 2017

ARIN-2016-4: Transfers for new entrants

Date: 26 October 2016

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

The proposal is technically sound and enables fair and impartial number policy by ensuring that new organizations have a mechanism to access at least a minimum amount of resources from the transfer market. The staff and legal review (as updated 8/19/2016) is non-controversial. There is support and no concerns have been raised by the community regarding the proposal on PPML or elsewhere.

Problem Statement:

New organizations without existing IPv4 space may not always be able to qualify for an initial allocation under NRPM 4.2, particularly if they are categorized as ISPs and subject to 4.2.2.1.1. Use of /24. Now that ARIN's free pool is exhausted, 4.2.1.6. Immediate need states that "These cases are exceptional", but that is no longer correct. End user organizations requiring less a /24 of address space may also be unable to acquire space from their upstream ISP, and may instead need to receive a /24 from ARIN via transfer.

Policy statement:

Replace Section 4.2.2 with:

4.2.2. Initial allocation to ISPs

"All ISP organizations without direct assignments or allocations from ARIN qualify for an initial allocation of up to a /21, subject to ARIN's minimum allocation size. Organizations may qualify for a larger initial allocation by documenting how the requested allocation will be utilized within 24 months for specified transfers, or three months otherwise. ISPs renumbering out of their previous address space will be given a reasonable amount of time to do so, and any blocks they are returning will not count against their utilization.

Replace Section 4.3.2 to read:

4.3.2 Minimum assignment

ARIN's minimum assignment for end-user organizations is a /24.

End-user organizations without direct assignments or allocations from ARIN qualify for an initial assignment of ARIN's minimum assignment size.

Replace the first two sentences of Section 4.3.3. Utilization rate to read:

Organizations may qualify for a larger initial allocation by providing appropriate details to verify their 24-month growth projection for specified transfers, or 12 months otherwise.

Resulting new section 4.3.3 will be:

Organizations may qualify for a larger initial allocation, by providing appropriate details to verify their 24-month growth projection for specified transfers, or 12 months otherwise.

The basic criterion that must be met is a 50% utilization rate within one year.

A greater utilization rate may be required based on individual network requirements.

Comments:

Timetable for implementation: Immediate

Anything else

The text in 4.2.2 "for specified transfers, or three months otherwise" and the text in 4.3.3 "for specified transfers, or 12 months otherwise" should be stricken if ARIN-prop-227 is adopted.

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Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2016-4: Transfers for new entrants

Date: 23 August 2016

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

The proposal is technically sound and enables fair and impartial number policy by ensuring that new organizations have a mechanism to access at least a minimum amount of resources from the transfer market. The staff and legal review (as updated 8/19/2016) is non-controversial. There is support and no concerns have been raised by the community regarding the proposal on PPML or elsewhere.

Problem Statement:

New organizations without existing IPv4 space may not always be able to qualify for an initial allocation under NRPM 4.2, particularly if they are categorized as ISPs and subject to 4.2.2.1.1. Use of /24. Now that ARIN's free pool is exhausted, 4.2.1.6. Immediate need states that "These cases are exceptional", but that is no longer correct. End user organizations requiring less a /24 of address space may also be unable to acquire space from their upstream ISP, and may instead need to receive a /24 from ARIN via transfer.

Policy statement:

Replace Section 4.2.2 with:

4.2.2. Initial allocation to ISPs

"All ISP organizations without direct assignments or allocations from ARIN qualify for an initial allocation of up to a /21, subject to ARIN's minimum allocation size. Organizations may qualify for a larger initial allocation by documenting how the requested allocation will be utilized within 24 months for specified transfers, or three months otherwise. ISPs renumbering out of their previous address space will be given a reasonable amount of time to do so, and any blocks they are returning will not count against their utilization.

Replace Section 4.3.2 to read:

4.3.2 Minimum assignment

ARIN's minimum assignment for end-user organizations is a /24.

End-user organizations without direct assignments or allocations from ARIN qualify for an initial assignment of ARIN's minimum assignment size.

Replace the first two sentences of Section 4.3.3. Utilization rate to read:

Organizations may qualify for a larger initial allocation by providing appropriate details to verify their 24-month growth projection for specified transfers, or 12 months otherwise.

Resulting new section 4.3.3 will be:

Organizations may qualify for a larger initial allocation, by providing appropriate details to verify their 24-month growth projection for specified transfers, or 12 months otherwise.

The basic criterion that must be met is a 50% utilization rate within one year.

A greater utilization rate may be required based on individual network requirements.

Comments:

Timetable for implementation: Immediate

Anything else

The text in 4.2.2 "for specified transfers, or three months otherwise" and the text in 4.3.3 "for specified transfers, or 12 months otherwise" should be stricken if ARIN-prop-227 is adopted.

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ARIN STAFF & LEGAL ASSESSMENT
Draft Policy ARIN-2016-4
TRANSFERS FOR NEW ENTRANTS
https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2016_4.html

Date of Assessment: 19 August 2016

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1. Summary (Staff Understanding)

This new policy language allows any organization who requests IPv4 address space from ARIN to qualify for at least a /24 by default without the requirement of demonstrating prior utilization of IPv4 address space from an upstream provider or other source. It also removes the "exceptional" classification for immediate need that is currently applied to IPv4 needs-assessments.

More specifically for ISP organizations: ISP organizations may automatically qualify for up to a /21 or provide additional supporting information that justifies a larger approval size. If their request is specific to a specified recipient transfer, 24-month need will be considered. If their request is not transfer related, 3-month need will be considered. In all cases, renumbering needs will be taken into consideration.

More specifically for End-user organizations: End-users may automatically qualify for a /24 or provide additional supporting information that justifies a larger approval size. If their request is specific to a specified recipient transfer, 24-month need will be considered. If their request is not transfer related, 12-month need will be considered. In all cases, the basic criterion for qualification focuses on 50% utilization rate within one year.

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2. Comments

A. ARIN Staff Comments

* All documentation related to the request process on the ARIN public web site and in outreach materials that describe the 3-month, 12-month, and 24-month request horizons will require updating. This includes request guides, descriptions about the request process, and training materials.

* The ARIN Online IPv4 request screens will need to be updated to describe the proper x-months needs horizon, accordingly.

* It is unclear whether organizations identifying themselves as 'ISPs' should be
automatically considered such, presuming declaration and payment per the
appropriate fee schedule, or whether ARIN should confirm that the organization
provides network services to others. As written, ARIN would continue to confirm
that organizations seeking to be treated per ISP policy actually provided network
services to others.

* This policy could be implemented as written.

B. ARIN General Counsel – Legal Assessment

This policy does not appear to pose a material legal risk.

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3. Resource Impact

This policy would have a moderate resource impact to implement. It is estimated it will take up to six months to implement following the ratification of these policy changes. The following would be needed in order to implement:

* Updated guidelines and internal procedures

* Updates to ARIN Online request screens

* Updates to descriptions of the request process on the ARIN public website, in outreach materials, and training/outreach slide decks. This impacts web publications, print publications, and electronic and/or slide-deck publications.

* Staff training

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4. Proposal / Draft Policy Text Assessed

Draft Policy ARIN-2016-4
Transfers For New Entrants

Date: 17 August 2016

Problem statement:

New organizations without existing IPv4 space may not always be able to qualify for an initial allocation under NRPM 4.2, particularly if they are categorized as ISPs and subject to 4.2.2.1.1. Use of /24. Now that ARIN's free pool is exhausted, 4.2.1.6. Immediate need states that "These cases are exceptional", but that is no longer correct. End user organizations requiring less a /24 of address space may also be unable to acquire space from their upstream ISP, and may instead need to receive a /24 from ARIN via transfer.

Policy statement:

Replace Section 4.2.2 with:

4.2.2. Initial allocation to ISPs

"All ISP organizations without direct assignments or allocations from ARIN qualify for an initial allocation of up to a /21, subject to ARIN's minimum allocation size. Organizations may qualify for a larger initial allocation by documenting how the requested allocation will be utilized within 24 months for specified transfers, or three months otherwise. ISPs renumbering out of their previous address space will be given a reasonable amount of time to do so, and any blocks they are returning will not count against their utilization.

Replace Section 4.3.2 to read:

4.3.2 Minimum assignment

ARIN's minimum assignment for end-user organizations is a /24.

End-user organizations without direct assignments or allocations from ARIN qualify for an initial assignment of ARIN's minimum assignment size.

Replace the first two sentences of Section 4.3.3. Utilization rate to read:

Organizations may qualify for a larger initial allocation by providing appropriate details to verify their 24-month growth projection for specified transfers, or 12 months otherwise.

Resulting new section 4.3.3 will be:

Organizations may qualify for a larger initial allocation, by providing appropriate details to verify their 24-month growth projection for specified transfers, or 12 months otherwise.

The basic criterion that must be met is a 50% utilization rate within one year.

A greater utilization rate may be required based on individual network requirements.

Comments:

a. Timetable for implementation: Immediate

b. Anything else

The text in 4.2.2 "for specified transfers, or three months otherwise" and the text in 4.3.3 "for specified transfers, or 12 months otherwise" should be stricken if ARIN-prop-227 is adopted.

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Earlier Version

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Draft Policy ARIN-2016-4: Transfers for new entrants

Date: 21 June 2016

Problem Statement:

New organizations without existing IPv4 space may not always be able to qualify for an initial allocation under NRPM 4.2, particularly if they are categorized as ISPs and subject to 4.2.2.1.1. Use of /24. Now that ARIN's free pool is exhausted, 4.2.1.6. Immediate need states that "These cases are exceptional", but that is no longer correct. End user organizations requiring less a /24 of address space may also be unable to acquire space from their upstream ISP, and may instead need to receive a /24 from ARIN via transfer.

Policy statement:

Replace Section 4.2.2 with:

4.2.2. Initial allocation to ISPs

"All ISP organizations without direct assignments or allocations from ARIN qualify for an initial allocation of up to a /21, subject to ARIN's minimum allocation size. Organizations may qualify for a larger initial allocation by documenting how the requested allocation will be utilized within 24 months for specified transfers, or three months otherwise. ISPs renumbering out of their previous address space will be given a reasonable amount of time to do so, and any blocks they are returning will not count against their utilization.

Replace Section 4.3.2 to read:

4.3.2 Minimum assignment

ARIN's minimum assignment for end-user organizations is a /24.

End-user organizations without direct assignments or allocations from ARIN qualify for an initial assignment of ARIN's minimum assignment size.

Replace the first two sentences of Section 4.3.3. Utilization rate to read:

Organizations may qualify for a larger initial allocation by providing appropriate details to verify their 24-month growth projection for specified transfers, or 12 months otherwise.

Resulting new section 4.3.3 will be:

Organizations may qualify for a larger initial allocation, by providing appropriate details to verify their 24-month growth projection for specified transfers, or 12 months otherwise.

The basic criterion that must be met is a 50% utilization rate within one year.

A greater utilization rate may be required based on individual network requirements. Please refer to RFC 2050 for more information on utilization guidelines.

Comments:

Timetable for implementation: Immediate

Anything else

The text in 4.2.2 "for specified transfers, or three months otherwise" and the text in 4.3.3 "for specified transfers, or 12 months otherwise" should be stricken if ARIN-prop-227 is adopted.

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ARIN STAFF & LEGAL ASSESSMENT
Draft Policy ARIN-2016-4
TRANSFERS FOR NEW ENTRANTS
https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2016_4.html

Date of Assessment: 11 August 2016

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1. Summary (Staff Understanding)

This new policy language allows any organization who requests IPv4 address space from ARIN to qualify for at least a /24 by default without the requirement of demonstrating prior utilization of IPv4 address space from an upstream provider or other source. It also removes the "exceptional" classification for immediate need that is currently applied to IPv4 needs-assessments.

More specifically for ISP organizations: ISP organizations may automatically qualify for up to a /21 or provide additional supporting information that justifies a larger approval size. If their request is specific to a specified recipient transfer, 24-month need will be considered. If their request is not transfer related, 3-month need will be considered. In all cases, renumbering needs will be taken into consideration.

More specifically for End-user organizations: End-users may automatically qualify for a /24 or provide additional supporting information that justifies a larger approval size. If their request is specific to a specified recipient transfer, 24-month need will be considered. If their request is not transfer related, 12-month need will be considered. In all cases, the basic criterion for qualification focuses on 50% utilization rate within one year.

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2. Comments

A. ARIN Staff Comments

* All documentation related to the request process on the ARIN public web site and in outreach materials that describe the 3-month, 12-month, and 24-month request horizons will require updating. This includes request guides, descriptions about the request process, and training materials.

* The ARIN Online IPv4 request screens will need to be updated to describe the proper x-months needs horizon, accordingly.

* This draft policy language refers to an obsolete RFC (2050).

* It is unclear whether organizations identifying themselves as 'ISPs' should be
automatically considered such, presuming declaration and payment per the
appropriate fee schedule, or whether ARIN should confirm that the organization
provides network services to others. As written, ARIN would continue to confirm
that organizations seeking to be treated per ISP policy actually provided network
services to others.

* This policy could be implemented as written.

B. ARIN General Counsel – Legal Assessment

This policy does not appear to pose a material legal risk.

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3. Resource Impact

This policy would have a moderate resource impact to implement. It is estimated it will take up to six months to implement following the ratification of these policy changes. The following would be needed in order to implement:

* Updated guidelines and internal procedures

* Updates to ARIN Online request screens

* Updates to descriptions of the request process on the ARIN public website, in outreach materials, and training/outreach slide decks. This impacts web publications, print publications, and electronic and/or slide-deck publications.

* Staff training

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4. Proposal / Draft Policy Text Assessed

Draft Policy ARIN-2016-4
Transfers For New Entrants

Date: 21 June 2016

Problem statement:

New organizations without existing IPv4 space may not always be able to qualify for an initial allocation under NRPM 4.2, particularly if they are categorized as ISPs and subject to 4.2.2.1.1. Use of /24. Now that ARIN's free pool is exhausted, 4.2.1.6. Immediate need states that "These cases are exceptional", but that is no longer correct. End user organizations requiring less a /24 of address space may also be unable to acquire space from their upstream ISP, and may instead need to receive a /24 from ARIN via transfer.

Policy statement:

Replace Section 4.2.2 with:

4.2.2. Initial allocation to ISPs

"All ISP organizations without direct assignments or allocations from ARIN qualify for an initial allocation of up to a /21, subject to ARIN's minimum allocation size. Organizations may qualify for a larger initial allocation by documenting how the requested allocation will be utilized within 24 months for specified transfers, or three months otherwise. ISPs renumbering out of their previous address space will be given a reasonable amount of time to do so, and any blocks they are returning will not count against their utilization.

Replace Section 4.3.2 to read:

4.3.2 Minimum assignment

ARIN's minimum assignment for end-user organizations is a /24.

End-user organizations without direct assignments or allocations from ARIN qualify for an initial assignment of ARIN's minimum assignment size.

Replace the first two sentences of Section 4.3.3. Utilization rate to read:

Organizations may qualify for a larger initial allocation by providing appropriate details to verify their 24-month growth projection for specified transfers, or 12 months otherwise.

Resulting new section 4.3.3 will be:

Organizations may qualify for a larger initial allocation, by providing appropriate details to verify their 24-month growth projection for specified transfers, or 12 months otherwise.

The basic criterion that must be met is a 50% utilization rate within one year.

A greater utilization rate may be required based on individual network requirements. Please refer to RFC 2050 for more information on utilization guidelines.

Comments:

a. Timetable for implementation: Immediate

b. Anything else

The text in 4.2.2 "for specified transfers, or three months otherwise" and the text in 4.3.3 "for specified transfers, or 12 months otherwise" should be stricken if ARIN-prop-227 is adopted.

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