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[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2011-5: Shared Transition Space for IPv4 Address Extension - IAB comment


John Curran wrote:
> On Jun 28, 2011, at 4:51 PM, Martin Hannigan wrote:
>> I would think that either ARIN can move forward with the policy
>> "as-is" or it can't. If it can't, there's no mechanism that I can see
>> that allows a 'donation' of the address space to such an activity. I'm
>> not disagreeing that this should move forward _in the IETF_, but
>> shouldn't the IETF find the addresses for this from what's available,
>> including striking a deal with the RIR's? Hence, my comment regarding
>> "various registries" as the source of the addresses seemed like a
>> reasonable candidate.
>
> Martin -
>
> In light of the existing support already expressed by the ARIN
> community for this reservation, it is quite possible that the
> ARIN Board could direct a /10 block by reserved for this purpose,
> if the discussions appear to be making progress within the IETF
> process.
>
> The main point is to make sure that that we have rough consensus
> within the greater community (i.e. both IETF and ARIN) so that
> this reservation can proceed at all.  The mechanics do need to
> be worked out, but there's quite a few ways for that to occur if
> there is overall agreement on the outcome.
>
> FYI,
> /John
>
> John Curran
> President and CEO
> ARIN


I am all in favor of reserving space. I am not in favor of attaching 
specific purpose to the reservation, since that risks creating a facts 
on the ground scenario that in essence dictates the nature of the space.

Joe