Squeezing IPs out of ARIN

Jimmy Hess mysidia at gmail.com
Thu Apr 26 01:05:28 CDT 2012

On 4/25/12, Jack Bates <jbates at brightok.net> wrote:
> On 4/25/2012 10:31 AM, Owen DeLong wrote:
>> There is nothing whatsoever wrong with providing the information to
>> ARIN under NDA. ARIN provides a very good (IMHO) plain English mutual
> Sure, and small ISP techs immediately think of NDAs when talking to
> ARIN. ARIN didn't suggest it. In addition, the entire "provide all this

Before anyone received their first allocation from ARIN, they had to
sign a Registration Services Agreement,  which contains a section
explaining that ARIN may review Holder's utilization of previously
assigned resources to ensure the Holder is complying with the terms,
when a transfer or additional IPs are requested.

In other words,  they have been forewarned, that ARIN may at any time
require them to show  thorough documentation  proving the utilization
of the resources,  and exactly who or what resources have been
reassigned or reallocated to,  and eligibility for future resource
transfers/allocations may be impacted.

If resources are used to provide service to a customer,  it is not
unreasonable that ARIN require that this to be shown,  what customer,
etc  -- the org. assigning or reallocating the resources is required
to have documented this.

In addition to this documentation,  for reallocations of  /29 or  more
IPs, SWIP or Rwhois is also required by policy.

That is all discussed in the ARIN Number resource policy manual,  that
resource holders have agreed to  be bound to by signing a RSA.

The requirement to document utilization and maintain evidence for the
justification for utilization at all times,  does  not   start  when
applying for additional resources.
The policy is in effect at all times.

The requirement is that the justification be made and documented,
before resources
are reallocated.

In short...  please don't blame the registry for failure to adhere to
the rules and advice
"should" rules given in number resource policies by maintaining proper

The ARIN policies are community  developed;   and  the ARIN staff
wouldn't be doing their job as steward of scarce IPv4 resources which
will be exhausted before too long;
if they didn't require sufficient details to prove the utilization in
resource reviews for
the new allocations.

4.2.3. Reassigning Address Space to Customers Efficient utilization

ISPs are required to apply a utilization efficiency criterion in
providing address space to their customers. To this end, ISPs should
have documented justification available for each reassignment. ARIN
may request this justification at any time. If justification is not
provided, future receipt of allocations may be impacted.

The requirement for End users is even more stringent:
Requesters must show exactly how previous address assignments have
been utilized and must provide appropriate details to verify their
one-year growth projection.


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