[ppml] IPv6 incentive policy

Scott Leibrand sleibrand at internap.com
Wed Aug 22 01:08:37 EDT 2007

Are you sure #9 is the most important?  I thought it was #10.  :-)

I'm also interested to know what the units of D are.  You said the 
"number of delays".  I think you meant days, but in that case D would 
always be 1 until C got larger than F.  Perhaps you meant for D to be 
measured in years, such that if F is 100x as big as C, you'd have a 
delay of .01 years (3.65 days)?


Owen DeLong wrote:
> The recent discussion of IPv4 rationing got me to thinking, and,  
> somehow,
> 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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