Policy 2002-5: Amnesty Requests
Status: Adopted - NRPM Section 4.6
an organization, whether a member or non-member, ISP or end-user,
relinquishes a larger block of portable address space to ARIN, they
may be allowed to receive a smaller block, /24 or shorter, in exchange.
The organization will not be required to justify their use of the
new, smaller block. The organization must return the block to be
exchanged within 12 months. ARIN shall, at their discretion, determine
whether the smaller replacement block shall be a subnet of the returned
block, or a block allocated
from some different range. If any of the relinquished blocks had
associated maintenance fees, then the new block will be subject
to the appropriate fees for that block size.
Likewise those without maintenance fees shall remain so.