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Temporary Internet Number Assignment Policies

Policy Text:

a. Current policy text

[Following text is to be removed from the RIPE Policy Document [Autonomous System (AS) Number Assignment Policies and Procedures], if the proposal reaches consensus. This would result in a new policy document "Temporary Internet Number Assignment Policies"]

1.1 Assignments for Internetworking Experiments

Organisations often require deployment tests for new Internet services and technologies. These require numbering resources for the duration of the test.

The policy goal of resource conservation is of reduced importance when resources are issued on a temporary basis.

1.2 Defining the Experiment

An organisation receiving numbering resources must document the experiment. This may be in the form of a current IETF Experimental RFC (see RFC 2026, Sec. 4.2.1) or an “experiment proposal” detailing the resources required and the activities to be carried out.

A single AS Number will be assigned. Where the experiment requires a variation to this rule it should be noted in the resource request forms sent to the RIPE NCC.

1.3 Publication

The experiment proposal must be made public (e.g. published on web site), upon registration of the resources by the RIPE NCC. Following the conclusion of the experiment the results must be published free of charge and free from disclosure constraints.

1.4 Non-commercial Basis

Resources issued for an experiment must not be used for commercial purposes.

1.5 Period of the Temporary Resource Registration

The resources will be issued on a temporary basis for a period of one year. Renewal of the resource’s registration is possible on receipt of a new request that details any continuation of the experiment during the extended period.

The resources issued cannot be used for a commercial service following the conclusion of the experiment.

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1.7 Requesting an AS Number

Regardless of whether the AS Number is required as an experimental assignment or otherwise, the RIPE NCC assigns AS Numbers for Autonomous Systems located in the RIPE NCC service region.

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[Following text is to be removed from the RIPE Policy Document [IPv4 Address Allocation and Assignment Policies for the RIPE NCC Service Region], if the proposal reaches consensus. This would result in a new policy document "Temporary Internet Number Assignment Policies"]

8.0 Assignments for Internetworking Experiments

Organisations often require deployment tests for new Internet services and technologies. These require numbering resources for the duration of the test. The policy goal of resource conservation is of reduced importance when resources are issued on a temporary basis.

An organisation receiving numbering resources must document the experiment. This may be in the form of a current IETF Experimental RFC (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2026.txt Sec. 4.2.1) or an “experiment proposal” detailing the resources required and the activities to be carried out.

The assignment size will be equal to the existing minimum allocation size on the date the request is received. Where the experiment requires a variation to this rule it should be noted in the resource request.

The experiment proposal must be made public (e.g. published on website), upon registration of the resources by the RIPE NCC. Following the conclusion of the experiment the results must be published free of charge and free from disclosure constraints.

Resources issued must not be used for commercial purposes during or following the conclusion of the experiment.

The resources will be issued on a temporary basis for a period of one year. Renewal of the resource’s registration is possible on receipt of a new request that details continuation of the experiment during the extended period.

The RIPE NCC will register the resources issued in the RIPE Database.

The request must be made by an LIR using the appropriate request form. Details of the experiment should be noted in the form found online.

[Following text is to be removed from the RIPE Policy Document [IPv6 Address Allocation and Assignment Policy], if the proposal reaches consensus. This would result in a new policy document "Temporary Internet Number Assignment Policies"]

6.0 Assignments for Internet Experiments

Organisations often require deployment tests for new Internet services and technologies. These require numbering resources for the duration of the test.

The policy goal of resource conservation is of reduced importance when resources are issued on a temporary basis.

6.1 Defining the experiment

An organisation receiving numbering resources must document the experiment. This may be in the form of a current IETF Experimental RFC ([2026] see Sec. 4.2.1) or an “experiment proposal” detailing the resources required and the activities to be carried out.

6.2 Publication

The experiment proposal must be made public (e.g. published on web site), upon registration of the resources by the RIPE NCC. Following the conclusion of the experiment the results must be published free of charge and free from disclosure constraints.

6.3 Non-commercial basis

Resources issued for an experiment must not be used for commercial purposes.

6.4 Period of the Temporary Resource Registration

The resources will be issued on a temporary basis for a period of one year. Renewal of the resource’s registration is possible on receipt of a new request that details any continuation of the experiment during the extended period.

The resources issued cannot be used for a commercial service following the conclusion of the experiment.

6.5 Registration

The RIPE NCC will register the resources issued in the RIPE Whois Database.

6.6 Making the request

The request must be made by a Local Internet Registry (LIR) using the appropriate request form for the resource found online.

b. New policy text

Abstract

This document outlines policies for temporary direct assignments of IPv4/IPv6 address space and Autonomous System (AS) Numbers in the RIPE NCC service region.

1. Introduction

This policy allows the RIPE NCC to assign number resources for temporary direct assignment purposes and, for this purpose, to reserve pools of IPv4/IPv6 addresses, AS Numbers and any other numbers for which it acts as Regional Internet Registry (RIR).

2. Internet Registry Number Resource Pool Reservation

The RIPE NCC is authorised to reserve pools of IPv4 addresses, IPv6 addresses, 16-bit AS Numbers and 32-bit AS Numbers for the purpose of direct assignment under this policy.

2.1 RIPE NCC Assignment Procedures

The RIPE NCC may assign number resources to End Users on a temporary deployment basis for a specific time-limited purpose. Examples of specific purposes include, but are not limited to, academic research and experimental purposes, conferences and other types of events which require network connectivity for short periods of time, and other strictly time-limited projects such as deployment tests for new Internet services and technologies.

Resources issued for temporary assignments must not be used for purposes other than those specified in the application, and they may be returned to the RIPE NCC at any time during the approved assignment period. The number resources will be automatically de-registered and returned to the appropriate reservation pool at the end of the approved assignment period.

The RIPE NCC will register the issued number resources in the RIPE Database for the duration of the assignment and will note the start and end dates of the assignment period for each database object.

3.0 End User Terms and Limitations

3.1 Assignment Time Limits

Depending on the specified purpose of the assignment request, different upper time limits may apply. For conferences and other events of short, fixed duration, the maximum assignment time period will be seven calendar days more than the scheduled length of the conference/event but no longer than one month in any case.

For longer term projects and research purposes, the number resources may be issued on a temporary basis for a period of up to six calendar months, or two calendar weeks longer than the expected life of the project/research/experiment, whichever is shorter.

At the RIPE NCC’s discretion, but subject to the RIPE NCC Conflict Arbitration Procedure, renewal of the registration of the resources may be possible in exceptional circumstances on receipt of a new request that details continuation of the End User's requirements during the extended period.

3.2 Realistic Expectations

Assignments may only be based on realistic expectations recorded on the request form. The RIPE NCC may require the End User to provide documentation or other evidence supporting the End User's assignment request.

3.3 IPv4 Address Utilisation Rates

For short-lived assignments of less than one month, the immediate IPv4 address utilisation rate should be no less than 50% of the total temporary assignment. For all other temporary assignments, immediate IPv4 address utilisation should be no less than 25%, and utilisation after one month should be no less than 50%.

3.4 Compliance with Other RIPE NCC Assignment Policies

In all respects not covered by this document, temporary assignment policies are subject to all other RIPE NCC policies regarding standard direct assignment of number resources.