Policy Proposal 2002-9: To allow Micro-Assignments for End-user Organizations

Status: Abandoned

Tracking Information

Discussion Tracking

Mailing List:

Formal introduction on PPML on 1 October 2002

Public Policy Mailing List

ARIN Public Policy Meeting:


ARIN Advisory Council:

31 October 2002
22 November 2002

ARIN Board of Trustees:

25 November 2002




Specific language to be adopted:

Keep all the current IPv4 End-user Assignments language except to change in third paragraph change /20 to /24:

The new paragraph will read:

The minimum block of IP address space assigned by ARIN is a /24. If assignments smaller than /24 are needed, end-users should contact their upstream provider.

Arguments for the Proposal and General Discussion of the Issue:

I started a company in 1991 and was able to obtain a Class C license. Our company did well and grew to more than a hundred employees. I left the company last year and started a new company. My old company still has the class C that I registered. (/24) My new company is growing but does not support the use of a /20 address space. My ISP is charging me for every ip address I use. I never paid for ip address in the past and do not feel good about it now. We should have a policy in place that supports small businesses and does not promote ripping off the small business's by the letting the large ISP's charge for each IP used.

Proposed Timetable for Implementation:
To be voted October 30th for immediate implementation.