ARIN-prop-200 Section 4.4 Micro Allocation Conservation Update
Proposal Originator: Martin Hannigan
Date: 10 January 2014
Two networks interconnecting are private peers. Three could be considered an IXP. In light of exhaustion and the low reserve available to CI _and_ the significant growth of IXP's in North America, it is prudent to insure that there are minimum criteria that are sensible in order to not waste address space on an activity that is delineated by a minimum allocation vs. a /30. The barrier to entry remains low regardless.
Change the following paragraph in Section 4.4 from:
Exchange point operators must provide justification for the allocation, including: connection policy, location, other participants (minimum of two total), ASN, and contact information. ISPs and other organizations receiving these micro-allocations will be charged under the ISP fee schedule, while end-users will be charged under the fee schedule for end-users. This policy does not preclude exchange point operators from requesting address space under other policies.
Exchange point operators must provide justification for the allocation, including: connection policy, location, other participants (minimum of three total), ASN, and contact information. IXP's formed as non profits will be considered end user organizations. All others will be considered ISPs.
a.Timetable for implementation: