[sig-policy] [New Policy Proposal] prop-114: Modification in the ASN eli

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    • From: Masato Yamanishi <myamanis at gmail dot com>
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      • Dear SIG members

        The proposal "prop-114: Modification in the ASN eligibility criteria"
        has been sent to the Policy SIG for review.

        It  will be presented at the Open Policy Meeting at APNIC 39 in Fukuoka,
        Japan on Thursday, 5 March 2015.

        We invite you to review and comment on the proposal on the mailing list
        before the meeting.

        The comment period on the mailing list before an APNIC meeting is an
        important part of the policy development process. We encourage you to
        express your views on the proposal:

             - Do you support or oppose this proposal?
             - Does this proposal solve a problem you are experiencing? If so,
          tell the community about your situation.
             - Do you see any disadvantages in this proposal?
             - Is there anything in the proposal that is not clear?
             - What changes could be made to this proposal to make it more

        Information about this proposal is available at:




        prop-114-v001: Modification in the ASN eligibility criteria

        Proposer:     Aftab Siddiqui
                      aftab.siddiqui at gmail dot com

                      Skeeve Stevens
                      skeeve at eintellegonetworks dot com

        1. Problem statement

            The current ASN assignment policy dictates two eligibility criteria
            and both should be fulfilled in order to get an ASN. The policy
            seems to imply that both requirements i.e. multi-homing and clearly
            defined single routing policy must be met simultaneously, this has
            created much confusion in interpreting the policy.

            As a result organizations have either provided incorrect information
            to get the ASN or barred themselves from applying.

        2. Objective of policy change

            In order to make the policy guidelines simpler we are proposing to
            modify the text describing the eligibility criteria for ASN
            assignment by removing multi-homing requirement for the organization.

        3. Situation in other regions

            It is not mandatory but optional to be multi-homed in order get ASN

            Policy to remove multi-homing requirement is currently in discussion
            and the current phase ends 12 February 2015
                Policy - https://www.ripe.net/ripe/policies/proposals/2014-03

            only inter-connect is mandatory not multi-homing

             It is mandatory to be multi-homed in order to get ASN.

        4. Proposed policy solution

            An organization is eligible for an ASN assignment if it:
             - Is planning to use it within next 6 months

        5. Advantages / Disadvantages


            Removing the mandatory multi-homing requirement from the policy will
            make sure that organizations are not tempted to provide wrong
            information in order to fulfil the criteria of eligibility.


            No disadvantage.

        6. Impact on resource holders

            No impact on existing resource holders.

        7. References