[ppml] Policy Proposal: Expand timeframe of Additional Requests

Scott Leibrand sleibrand at internap.com
Tue Aug 14 17:45:44 EDT 2007


I think this would've been a good change to make a few years ago, when 
we were further away from IPv4 exhaustion.  However, I think this 
proposal moves us in the wrong direction with regards to avoiding 
hoarding as IPv4 free pool exhaustion nears.


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> Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process, the proposal is being
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> ## * ##
> Policy Proposal Name: Expand timeframe of Additional Requests
> Author: Dan Alexander
> Proposal Version: Version 1.0
> Submission Date: 8/14/2007
> Proposal type: modify
> Policy term: permanent
> Policy statement:
> The proposal is to modify section of the NRPM
> Current wording:
> "After a subscriber has been a member of ARIN for one year they may
> choose to request a six-month supply of IP addresses."
> Change to:
> "After an organization has been an ARIN member in good standing for one
> year, they may choose to request up to a 12 month supply of IP addresses."
> Rationale:
> Currently, all RIR's provide organizations with at least a 12 month
> supply of IPv4 address space when making subsequent requests, with the
> exception of the ARIN region. The primary reason for this change is for
> continuity among all RIR. In doing so, all established organizations
> have a more consistent access to IP resources.
> The adjustment does not change demand on IPv4 address space. It only
> changes the frequency in which established organizations need to request
> address space.
> This would allow for fewer potential aggregates allocated to an
> organization providing more consolidated routing announcements.
> This does not change the requirement on new organizations where
> established growth trends have yet to be established.
> Timetable for implementation: Immediate
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