ARIN-prop-253: Remove Reallocation Requirements for Residential Market Assignments

Date: 19 February 2018

Proposal Originator: Andrew Dul

Problem Statement:

Current number policy requires some organizations to create reallocations or reassignments for residential subscribers. This requirement complicates record keeping for ISPs. There is limited value today for requiring these records be put into the ARIN database.

ARIN number policy for a long time has required ISPs to add a reallocation or reassignment record for each of their subscriber address blocks. This policy dates from the original cable allocations as a method to publicly show that a portion of a larger block has been put into use.

Since ARIN no longer has a free pool of IPv4 addresses and requirements for transfer are demonstrated without these records, this requirement is no longer needed.

Furthermore, this requirement complicates reallocation & reassignment entry into the ARIN database.3 Removing this requirement could reduce the complexity required for accurately maintaining reallocation and/or reassignment records.

Policy Statement:

Remove Section (Residential Market Area) from the NRPM


Timetable for Implementation: Immediate