ARIN-PPML Message

[arin-ppml] RIR distribution of legacy addresses

On Jun 2, 2011, at 2:35 PM, Jeffrey Lyon wrote:

> 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?

Jeffrey - 
 
  Each RIR has been drawing from central free pool on an equitable basis, 
  and hence the return of a very significant block of reallocatable IPv4 
  address space (e.g. a /8) has generally been viewed as a resource that
  belongs back in the global free pool.

  This has occurred numerous times over the last two decades.

FYI,
/John

John Curran
President and CEO
ARIN