[ppml] Policy Proposal: IPv4 Soft Landing (version 2.0)

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Tue Aug 14 19:37:29 EDT 2007

On Aug 14, 2007, at 4:06 PM, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:ppml-bounces at arin.net]On  
>> Behalf Of
>> William Herrin
>> Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2007 3:18 PM
>> To: David Conrad
>> Cc: ppml at arin.net
>> Subject: Re: [ppml] Policy Proposal: IPv4 Soft Landing (version 2.0)
>> On 8/14/07, David Conrad <drc at virtualized.org> wrote:
>>>> Policy Proposal Name: IPv4 Soft Landing
>> David,
>> I'd like to see implementation contingent on the acceptance of
>> "substantially identical" policies at the other registries. Otherwise
>> it would only serve to disadvantage the ARIN region during the
>> endgame.
> That is setting up a catch-22 since the other registries could rightly
> say they will only implement it if ARIN does it first.
Not exactly.  I wouldn't say "ALL others must implement it first,
I would say that ALL registries must pass substantially  identical
policies, after which, the registries shall work together towards
coordinated implementation dates."

> The proper way to accomplish this (IMHO) is to pass the proposal then
> in 2 years if none of the other registries step up to bat, then
> pass another proposal that rolls everything back.  Or if you don't
> trust the community to do this, then add an automatic rollback clause
> to the proposal that revokes the clauses if no other registry follows
> suit.
That's too late.  By then, you've already placed the ARIN region at
a substantial disadvantage WRT the other registries and a high
percentage of the remaining IPv4 free pool could well be already
> However, I really don't think this will disadvantage the ARIN region.
> IPv4 runout is coming no matter what and like your typical Ebay  
> auction
> we won't see much activity for IPv4 requests until the last minute,
> thus we won't know how ARIN is doing relative to the other regions,
> and there won't be enough time then to change policy to affect runout
> in ARIN one way or another in response to what is happening.
I disagre.  We already know how ARIN is doing relative to other
regions if you pay attention at any of the meetings during Leslies
very informative presentations.  If you were asleep during that
part of the meeting, the slides are available on the ARIN web site
and are mostly self explanatory.


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