[arin-ppml] IPv4 Run Out Proposals

Leo Vegoda leo.vegoda at icann.org
Mon Aug 3 09:47:01 EDT 2009

On 03/08/2009 5:16, "David Farmer" <farmer at umn.edu> wrote:


>> I think the term "IANA free pool" needs to be unambiguously defined in order
>> to understand your text. The current "Global Policy for the Allocation of
>> the Remaining IPv4 Address Space" states that the five /8s set aside for the
>> final allocation to the RIRs are "no longer be part of the available space
>> at the IANA pool" and so might confuse things.
>> Do you intend to include those five /8s? In order to avoid the possibility
>> of misinterpretation, it might be clearest to use a phrase like "unallocated
>> IPv4 /8s" or something like that.
> As written, the intent is to include the five reserved /8s.  I agree this need
> to
> be clearified.
> So how about;
> When IANA reaches 20 or fewer unallocated /8s , an organization may
> choose to request up to a 6 month supply of IP addresses;
> When IANA reaches 10 or fewer unallocated /8s , an organization may
> choose to request up to a 3 month supply of IP addresses;
> And then add the following as the second paragraph of the Rationale;
> The reductions in the length of supply will be triggered by IANA reaching
> defined levels of unallocated /8s, including the /8s reserved as part of
> section
> 10.4 of the NRPM.  These triggers have been chosen base on the current
> rate of consumption of /8s by the RIRs.

I think that's nice and clear.



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