[ppml] Fwd: Policy Proposal: Resource Reclamation Incentives

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Thu Jun 28 16:53:48 EDT 2007

Originally this was a reply to a private message from Celeste, but, I  
her permission to post it.


Begin forwarded message:

> From: Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com>
> Date: June 28, 2007 11:23:44 AM PDT (CA)
> To: Celeste Anderson <celestea at usc.edu>
> Subject: Re: [ppml] Policy Proposal: Resource Reclamation Incentives
> On Jun 28, 2007, at 10:36 AM, Celeste Anderson wrote:
>> Owen,
>> "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."
>> Not sure making the legacy IPv4 address space subject to new RSA  
>> rules (section 4) will be attractive to those holding large blocks.
> Maybe not.  However, if they want free IPv6 space, that's the price  
> they pay.
> Doesn't seem an unreasonable trade to me.
>> If the desired result is to get legacy holders to return unused or  
>> underutilized IPv4 address space AND to start migrating to IPv6  
>> space, I would suggest waiving fees for their IPv4 allocation (in  
>> other words keeping the legacy status), and just making them pay  
>> for the IPv6 fees for the new IPv6 allocation.
> The policy fully allows the first half without any cost or RSA  
> consequences.
> If they want to pay full price for their IPv6 space, then, they can  
> still take
> advantage of the return policy and get IPv6 space without  
> subjecting their
> remaining IPv4 resources to the RSA.
> Basically, this allows the legacy holder to have whichever combination
> best suits their needs, but, one of the key purposes of this proposal
> is to encourage legacy holders to move IPv4 resources under RSA
> control if possible.
> So... There are three key purposes to this proposal:
> 	1.	Encourage legacy holders with unused IPv4 space to return
> 		it.
> 		This can be done without any additional RSA or fee consequences
> 		to the legacy holder.  In fact, we offer free IPv4 registration  
> services
> 		to them for some time if they are currently paying fees. (We can't
> 		exactly reduce the fees of someone who doesn't currently pay
> 		anything, so, not sure what I can offer there).
> 	2.	Encourage legacy holders to move their existing resources
> 		under ARIN RSA management
> 	3.	Encourage legacy holders to obtain and utilize IPv6 addresses.
> 	Objectives 2 and 3 are somewhat combined in that we offer free IPv6
> 	resources for some time in exchange for compliance with Objective 2.
> Owen
>> Just my two cents :)
>> Celeste.
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Owen DeLong" <owen at delong.com>
>> To: "ARIN Address Policy" <ppml at arin.net>; <policy at arin.net>
>> Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2007 9:34 AM
>> Subject: [ppml] Policy Proposal: Resource Reclamation Incentives
>>> Here's an attempt to partially drain the swamp and create some
>>> incentives
>>> for legacy holders to both return available IPv4 space and start  
>>> using
>>> IPv6.
>>> Comments welcome.
>>> Owen
>>> Policy Proposal Name: Legacy Outreach and Partial Reclamation
>>> Author
>>> 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
>>> benefits:
>>> 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.
>>> Rationale:
>>> 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
>>> disadvantages.
>>> 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
>>> process.
>>> 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
>>> process.
>>> Timetable for implementation:
>>> Immediate
>>> Meeting presenter:
>>> TBD, probably Owen DeLong
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