[arin-ppml] The Library Book Approach to IPv4 Scarcity

Chris Grundemann cgrundemann at gmail.com
Mon Oct 27 18:14:39 EDT 2008

On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 1:22 PM, Ed <ed at easent.net> wrote:
> Chris,
> I would be totally opposed to such an extreme proposal.  The
> administrative costs for both the holder of the resource and ARIN would
> be over the top, and I doubt this policy would have any significant
> benefit other than more cost.
> --Ed

On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 1:14 PM, Kevin Kargel <kkargel at polartel.com> wrote:
> I would not support this policy.  I have enough annual admin tasks the way
> it is.  I remember the trouble I have had providing "sufficient"
> documentation for each of my allocations.  I would resist any effort to
> assess fees for "insufficient" documentation.

I was attempting to address this by allowing the return of a fraction
of IPv4 space to waive the fee.  In other words if you have a /10 for
example and you returned a /18 to ARIN, you would not need to provide
any documentation whatsoever.

>     * The fee for one 12m period shall be waived if the address holder
> returns a contiguous block of IPv4 space equal to at least 1/256th of
> currently held space and no less than one /24 (class C equivalent) to ARINs
> free pool.
> 4) I expect that some (possibly many) organizations will find it easier to
> simply return some space than even trouble themselves with trying to justify
> their current holdings. This will be especially true of organizations which
> hold large amounts of space.

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