ARIN-PPML Message

[arin-ppml] RIR distribution of legacy addresses

On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 12:07 PM, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:
> On Jun 2, 2011, at 10:51 AM, Benson Schliesser wrote:
>>
>> Just to clarify: what I understand from your comment is that, while APNIC will not redistribute any ERX Legacy blocks, ARIN will redistribute </8 sized blocks and return /8 blocks to IANA.  Is this correct?
>
> I can't speak to APNIC's procedures.  With respect to ARIN, your summary
> refers to the future, and I have only stated that our historic practice
> has been to redistribute </8 sized blocks and to return /8 blocks to IANA.
> I do not know about future practice; that is subject to the policies which
> are developed in the ARIN region and guidance from the ARIN Board.
>
> With respect to ARIN's historic practices in this area, I note that when
> InterNIC registry services were transferred from NSI to ARIN, we continued
> to use existing practices, and since space was being allocated to RIRs at
> the /8 boundary, return of address blocks smaller than /8 to IANA did not
> actually make space available for reuse for another RIR.
>
> FYI,
> /John
>
> John Curran
> President and CEO
> ARIN
>
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John,

How would it ever have made sense to return a /8 at all? It has been
known for years that IPv4 will be depleted and that our need will far
outlast supply.

Is this some type of horse trading or are you just genuinely that nice
and equitable?

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