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

Jo Rhett jrhett at svcolo.com
Tue Oct 28 17:57:45 EDT 2008

I find myself agreeing with Michael on every point.  The utilization  
documentation is good.  Fees won't work, and the weird policy stuff is  

On Oct 28, 2008, at 4:11 AM, <michael.dillon at bt.com> <michael.dillon at bt.com 
 > wrote:
>> Once every 12months each holder of IPv4 addresses is required
>> to fully document their IP utilization and demonstrate that
>> the current utilization standard for IPv4 assignments and
>> allocations is being met. This shall include all currently
>> held IPv4 space, regardless of origin or registration status.
> I like this. It is broadly in line with the NANPA processes for
> reporting on telephone number utilisation, i.e. there is precedent
> for this kind of reporting.
>> A fee shall be assessed for underutilization or insufficient
>> documentation.
> I'm not sure punitive measures will pass.
>>    * 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.
>>    * The fee for one 12m period shall be waived if the
>> address holder signs an ARIN RSA for any uncontested and
>> unregistered IPv4 space, this waiver shall be restricted to
>> one use per member organization.
> These points are completely separate from the main point.
> Also, since ARIN members set the fees, not the policymakers,
> this detail should not be in a policy proposal.
> --Michael Dillon
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