[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-164 Predictable ARIN IPv4 Resource exhaustion

ARIN-prop-164 Predictable ARIN IPv4 Resource exhaustion

ARIN received the following policy proposal and is posting it to the
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Development Process.

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scheduled meeting is less than 10 days, then the period may be extended
to the subsequent regularly scheduled meeting). The AC will decide how
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ARIN-prop-164 Predictable ARIN IPv4 Resource exhaustion

Proposal Originator: Joe Maimon

Proposal Version: 1.0

Date: 1 February 2012

Proposal type: New

Policy term: Temporary

Policy statement:

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Upon the last calendar date of the year that this proposal is adopted,
ARIN will disburse all of its available IPv4 resources to its existing
members, in proportion to their fee schedule, with the smallest
allocation of size /24, to be effective immediately.


Many people feel that ARIN has too much available resources. Many people
also believe that the uncertainty as to when ARIN will run out of these
resources is not good. This proposal seeks to resolve both of these

Timetable for implementation: Immediate