[ppml] Policy Proposal: Expand timeframe of Additional Requests

Scott Leibrand sleibrand at internap.com
Tue Aug 14 18:25:39 EDT 2007

David Schwartz wrote:
>> 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.

Perhaps policy proposals to change 1-year-supply clauses to 
6-month-supply ones would be another way to level the playing field, 
while moving us in the direction we need to go to deal with IPv4 free 
pool exhaustion...


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