The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) announced today (27 September 2011) the publication of ARIN Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM) version 2011.4. As an active member of the ARIN community and an elected member of the ARIN Advisory Council (AC), I am always excited to see new policies implemented (yes, I’m a special breed of geek) but this version is particularly exciting. I say this for two reasons and they are the two policies that have been (at least partially) implemented with this version of the NRPM: ARIN-2010-14 and ARIN-2011-3.

ARIN-2010-14: Standardize IP Reassignment Registrati