Policy Proposal 2003-8: End-User to Subscriber Member Status Change

Status: Abandoned

Tracking Information

Discussion Tracking

Mailing List:

Formal introduction on PPML on 6 March 2003

Public Policy Mailing List

ARIN Public Policy Meeting:


ARIN Advisory Council:

27 March 2003
8 April 2003

ARIN Board of Trustees:

BoT Meetings




An organization which previously received IP block(s) from ARIN as end-user may change its status and become subscriber member and keep existing IP block(s) as allocation from ARIN under the following conditions and procedures:

  1. An organization has changed its business plan and new plans makes it necessary to sub-allocate parts of IP space to organization's customers.

  2. All ARIN assigned IP blocks have to go through new audit and be justified under ISP initial address space request policy, except that

    • the organization must try to justify IP block allocation of the same size as the assignments it previously received
    • If justified allocation size is smaller then current assignment(s), ARIN may require an organization to give up a part of its assignment before it can become a subscriber member
    • If justified allocation is larger or equal to the current minimum allocation for ISPs but existing assignment(s) were of smaller size, then organization may be allocated by ARIN one larger block equivalent to its requirements, in which case organization has 12 months to renumber and return previously assigned IP block(s)
    • For the justifications "internal use" as with end-user policies should be permitted but evidence (such as new business plan as in #1) must be shown that at least some IP space will be allocated to other organizations or assigned to end-users.
  3. After the change organization may not apply for any additional IP blocks as end-user and must do it as ISP even for IP blocks intended primarily for internal use.
  4. Organization maybe required to pay one-time fee to process this assignment -> allocation change request and thereafter organization must pay for its IP blocks according to ISP subscriber member fee schedule.