ARIN-prop-193 Alignment of 8.3 Needs Requirements to Reality of Business
Proposal Originator: David Huberman
Date: 6 January 2014
Problem Statement: 8.3 Transfer Policy states: "The recipient must demonstrate the need for up to a 24-month supply of IP address resources under current ARIN policies and sign an RSA." This is problematic post-exhaustion for two reasons:
1) Existing IPv4 policy for end-users requires that the organization demonstrate they will use TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT of the space immediately. That requirement is not rational to businesses, who obtain IP address blocks for their needs over 1 and 2 year needs. Moreover, 15+ years of experience with this 25%/50% mechanic teaches us that many requestors simply fabricate the first number because they have to in order for their request to succeed.
2) Existing IPv4 policy for ISPs requires existing utilization. New entrants would be effectively frozen out the 8.3 market to obtain properly-sized blocks for their future needs.This proposal aims to easily fix the math problem in 1), and the blocker to business in 2).
Policy statement: Replace in 8.3:
"The recipient must demonstrate the need for up to a 24-month supply of IP address resources under current ARIN policies and sign an RSA."
"The recipient must demonstrate their 24 month needs for number resources. The transferred block(s) must not be larger than the demonstrated need. The recipient must sign an RSA."
a.Timetable for implementation: Immediate
b.Anything else: Request that ARIN STAFF analyze whether the third sentence of the proposed text ("The recipient must sign an RSA.") needs to be in ARIN policy. If not, let's work together to modify this proposal to remove it.