[arin-ppml] "Millions of Internet Addresses Are Lying Idle"(slashdot)

Michael Sinatra michael at rancid.berkeley.edu
Tue Oct 21 14:43:55 EDT 2008

On 10/21/08 11:36, Jo Rhett wrote:

> I'm sorry, but how exactly is ARIN in a position to help the IPv6  
> migration?  Show me exactly which resources would be removed from IPv6  
> migration to do something about reclamation.
> This is not an EITHER / OR scenario.  There is no battle over  
> resources here.

You mentioned that big blocks of idle address space should be reclaimed, 
but what is it that you are asking ARIN to do specifically?  Is this a 
policy issue or should staff be directed to do something?  Should they 
scan address ranges and try to find large unused blocks and contact the 
WHOIS POC for the block?

Also, should unused space in the ARIN region, especially unused legacy 
space, be reclaimed and kept by ARIN or should it go back to IANA?

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