[ppml] Policy Proposal: Expand timeframe of Additional Requests

David Schwartz davids at webmaster.com
Tue Aug 14 18:03:27 EDT 2007

> Dan,
> 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.
> -Scott

That was precisely my initial reaction to the proposal. Then I read this:

> > 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.

I think a level playing field is a good thing. But I do agree that it may
send the wrong message.


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