ARIN-prop-202 Anti-hijack Policy

Proposal Originator: Heather Schiller

Date: 13 February 2014

Problem Statement:

ARIN should not give research organizations permission to hijack prefixes that have already been allocated. Research organizations announcing lit aggregates may receive sensitive production traffic belonging to live networks during periods of instability.

Section 11.7 describes more than allocation size therefore updating the section heading to something more accurate is appropriate.

Policy statement:

Modify the section 11.7 heading to be more accurate. Modify the first sentence to prohibit overlapping assignments. Add text at the end to define how research allocations should be designated and prohibit LOA's without allocations.

11.7 Resource Allocation Guidelines

The Numbering Resources requested come from the global Internet Resource space, do not overlap previously assigned space, and are not from private or other non- routable Internet Resource space. The allocation size should be consistent with the existing ARIN minimum allocation sizes, unless small allocations are intended to be explicitly part of the experiment. If an organization requires more resource than stipulated by the minimum allocation sizes in force at the time of their request, their experimental documentation should have clearly described and justified why this is required.

All research allocations must be registered publicly in whois. Each research allocation will be designated as a research allocation with a comment indicating when the allocation will end. ARIN will not issue a Letter of Authority (LOA) to route a research prefix unless the allocation is properly registered in whois.

a. Timetable for implementation: Immediate
b. Anything else: