[arin-ppml] Update on 2009-3: Global Policy for the Allocationof IPv4 Blocks to RIRs

michael.dillon at bt.com michael.dillon at bt.com
Tue Aug 18 04:21:33 EDT 2009

> Frankly, though, I don't see much point in this policy.  When 
> we hit the wall, everyone is going to be wanting more space 
> and there will be none in IANA's return pool.  When we 
> finally come to our senses and switch to IPv6, there will be 
> loads of returns that nobody will want and that the RIRs 
> might as well hold on to in case of future stupidity in their 
> region.  Why make extra work for IANA just because one region 
> might be dumber than the others?  It'd be one thing if we 
> were moving entire /8s, but mere /24s?  That's nuts.

Well said!

I totally agree with this analysis of the proposal. There is no
point in returning IPv4 addresses to IANA.

The only thing that IANA can do with addresses is to give them 
to another RIR. Another reasonable way to address this is to
wait until a needy RIR approaches ARIN and deal with it at that

--Michael Dillon

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