[ppml] IPv6 incentive policy

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Wed Aug 22 00:31:15 EDT 2007

The recent discussion of IPv4 rationing got me to thinking, and,  
this is the conclusion I came to.  I will point out that item 9 is  
probably the
most significant information in the template.


1.	Policy Proposal Name: IPV6 incentive through IPv4 processing delays
2.	Author
	a.	name: Owen DeLong
	b.	email: owen at delong.com
	c.	telephone: 408-921-6984
	d.	organization: DELONG
3.	Proposal Version: 1.0
4.	Submission Date: August 21, 2007
5.	Proposal type: new
		new, modify, or delete.
6.	Policy term: temporary
	temporary, permanent, or renewable.
7.	Policy statement:
	In order to encourage organizations to use IPv6 rather than IPv4, ARIN
	will introduce a delay in processing new IPv4 applications which is
	computed such that D=C/F where D is the number of delays which
	ARIN will wait to process the IPv4 template, C is the number of IP
	addresses currently in use by the applicant, and, F is the number of
	IP addresses currently in the IPv4 free pool (computed as the sum of
	the IP addresses in the ARIN free pool and the addresses remaining
	in the IANA free pool).

	ARIN may completely process the IPv4 template and reserve the
	addresses, collect fees, etc. immediately upon receiving the template
	using it's normal process.  However, a delay shall be introduced
	which shall start on the date of the final data submission by the
	applicant prior to approval, and, which shall extend D days such
	that the value of D is computed as defined in the preceding
	paragraph.  If the value of D is computed to anything less than
	one, then, it shall be treated as if the value was 1.

	IPv6 templates shall be processed immediately without any delay.

	This policy shall expire when the IPv4 free pool becomes double
	the size of the IPv4 free pool as of April 1, 2008.

8.	Rationale:

	Apparently, some people feel that running out of free IPv4 addresses
	will be bad.  This proposal provides a self-regulating mechanism
	for delaying that date by gradually increasing the time it takes to
	receive a new allocation or assignment from ARIN as the free
	pool shrinks.

	The fewer free addresses there are, the longer it will take to
	receive an assignment or allocation.  Further, it has the additional
	advantage that it will provide faster allocations and assignments
	to those organizations which have smaller existing IP resource
	pools from which to draw while extending the delay factor for
	those few organizations which are already consuming the vast
	majority of IP address resources.

9.	Timetable for implementation: April 1, 2008
10.	Meeting presenter:  Ruben Garret L.  Goldberg


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