[ppml] Policy Proposal: 2007-12 IPv4 Countdown Policy Proposal

Martin Hannigan martin.hannigan at batelnet.bs
Wed Mar 21 18:48:23 EDT 2007

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> However, I will say this, if the community wants to alter
> that policy now is the time.  It will take all the RIR's
> passing the policy for it to be considered by IANA as a
> global policy.  I believe the most optimistic time frame
> for that to happen would be around 2 years.  With the more
> aggressive predictions of when we run out, we could need
> it in 3 years.

And to undo, or modify it, would take 2 more years. I would
this route at all costs.

We currently use utilization as the distribution model for
IANA to RIR's, but 
some claim that is not fair. Reducing the size of the
allocation could also be unfair. 

ARIN and RIPE are the largest consumers of IP space. Cutting
the allocation 
size granulates the utilization so that others would
possibly get "less". 
That's a problem and it's likely that you would not get all
five RIR's on 
board, IMHO.


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