[ppml] ARIN IP conservation and FREE IP Addresses

William Herrin arin-contact at dirtside.com
Sat Oct 6 15:06:07 EDT 2007

Its officially the weekend, so I'm throwing some notions out there and
letting things fall where they may.

On 10/6/07, John Curran <jcurran at istaff.org> wrote:
> In ARiN's region, we have more than 2800 members, and xsmall
> through medium far, far outnumber large + xlarge (I'll get the
> exact breakdown posted as soon as possible)  Given our 1 member,
> 1 vote structure, the x-large members really can't control the votes.


That's something you should fix, by the way. You have 600 maybe 700
members who actually vote. Anyone can be a member: $500 buys voting
membership at 2 semi-annual meetings.

IPv6 deployment is not on track. There will be a gap, probably a large
one, between free pool exhaustion and sufficiently ubiquitous IPv6
deployment. Given the amount of money in the industry today, fortunes
will be made and lost on the post-exhaustion availability of IPv4

100 votes is 15%. That's more than the swing on most proposals. It
only costs $50k.

On 10/6/07, Leo Bicknell <bicknell at ufp.org> wrote:
> to promote conservation.  Several people already have stated they
> feel ARIN has too much of a surplus; if we implemented a fair sin
> tax of say $10 per IP per year, where would all that money go and
> what would it be used to do?


Get ready to buy back the legacy addresses. That's what we all want
after all: more addresses for as long as possible after the IANA free
pool is gone.

Bill Herrin

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