[ppml] Policy Proposal: Resource Reclamation Incentives

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Thu Jun 28 12:34:02 EDT 2007

Here's an attempt to partially drain the swamp and create some  
for legacy holders to both return available IPv4 space and start using

Comments welcome.



Policy Proposal Name: Legacy Outreach and Partial Reclamation
	name: Owen DeLong
	email: owen at delong.com
	telephone: 408-921-6984
	organization: JITTR Networks

Proposal Version: 0.0.1
Submission Date: 2007 April 22
Proposal type: M
	new, modify, or delete.
Policy term: permanent
	temporary, permanent, or renewable.
Policy statement:
	Modify section 4.6 as follows:

	4.6 Amnesty Requests
		ARIN will accept the return or relinquishment of any address space
		from any existing address holder. If the address holder wishes to
		aggregate into a single block, ARIN may work with the address holder
		to arrive at an allocation or assignment which is equal to or smaller
		than the sum of their existing blocks and which best meets the needs
		of the existing holder and the community. There shall be no fee for
		returning addresses under this policy.  Further, organizations
		returning addresses under this policy shall receive the following

			1.	If the organization does not currently pay ARIN
				fees, they shall remain fee exempt.

			2.	If the organization currently pays ARIN fees,
				their fees shall be waived for two years for
				each /20 equivalent returned, with any fractional /20
				equivalent resulting in a one-time single year waiver.

			3.	Any organization returning address space under
				this policy shall continue under their existing
				RSA or they may choose to sign the current RSA.
				For organizations which currently do not
				have an RSA, they may sign the current RSA, or,
				they may choose to remain without an RSA.

			4.	All organizations returning space under this
				policy shall, if they meet other eligibility
				requirements and so request, obtain an
				appropriate IPv6 end-user assignment
				or ISP allocation as applicable, with no fees
				for the first 5 years.  Organizations electing
				to receive IPv6 allocation/assignment under
				this provision must sign a current RSA and
				must agree that all of their IPv4 resources are
				henceforth subject to the RSA. Organizations
				taking this election shall be subject to end-user
				fees for their IPv4 resources not previously
				under an ARIN RSA.  If they are already an
				ARIN subscriber, then IPv4 resources
				affected by this process may, instead,  be added to
				their existing subscriber agreement at the
				address holder's discretion.


	The current amnesty policy does a nice job of facilitating
	aggregation, which was the intent when it was drafted.  However,
	as we approach IPv4 free-space exhaustion, the community now
	has an additional need to facilitate address reclamation.

	A very high percentage of underutilized space is in the hands of
	legacy holders who currently have no benefit to joining the ARIN
	process.  Further, there is an unfortunate perception that doing
	so will require force the legacy holder into certain future  
	This proposal attempts to resolve both of those issues while also
	providing some incentive to legacy organizations to start using
	IPv6 resources and bring their IPv4 resources into the ARIN

	This policy attempts to provide some benefit and remove most of
	the costs of making partial IPv4 returns.  It also attempts to
	provide an incentive for these IPv4 holders to join the ARIN

Timetable for implementation:


Meeting presenter:

	TBD, probably Owen DeLong


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