[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: IPv4 Example Shortages
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Policy Proposal Name: IPv4 Example Shortages
Proposal Originator:Martin J. Levy
Proposal Version: 1.0
Date: 20 May 2009
Proposal type: new
Policy term: permanent
Add section 4.1.8 to the NRPM to state:
4.1.8 IPv4 Example Shortages
Beginning on January 1, 2010, and on the first of each January and July
thereafter, for a period of 7 calendar days, ARIN will not process
requests from existing IPv4 holders for additional IPv4 space.
The IANA is expected to issue the last of the available IPv4 address
space to RIRs some time in 2011. RIRs are expected to run out
approximately one year later. These brief delays should be minimal (no)
impact to organizations with existing space wanting more, but, can
provide a brief but visible glimpse into the future that awaits after
Organizations which fail to plan for these delays will have the option
of waiting for ARIN to issue their space, or, can avail themselves of
the transfer policy contained in section 8.3 of the NRPM (resulting from
policy proposals 2008-6 and 2009-1). The cost of these delays will be
minimal compared to what will happen when space simply is no longer
This policy has no impact on IPv6 assignments or allocations and has no
impact on new organizations making their first IPv4 request.
Timetable for implementation: 1 January 2010