[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal 93: Predicable IPv4 Run Out b Prefix Size - Revised

Joe Maimon jmaimon at chl.com
Mon Jun 22 13:22:01 EDT 2009

Milton L Mueller wrote:

> Chopping up the last large blocks and handing them out in small chunks rather than large chunks does not make IP addresses more available to "aspiring and eligible new entrants." There is no guarantee in the policy that the small blocks will go to new entrants rather than, e.g., small incumbents or small chunks to big incumbents, or organizations in the education or financial industry. 

2009-2 which was abandoned for lack of consensus dealt with new entrants 
and small entities much better than this proposal.

This proposal is better than nothing and might win some consensus this 
time around.

 > If your business plan depends on standing first in line for the last 
remaining scraps of v4 space, then you're entry into the Internet market 
may be doomed anyway, perhaps that's what Dillon is trying to tell you.

Any business plan for entering the ISP market is going to depend on an 
ability to offer some minimum of ipv4 services, likely for many years 
following free pool depletion. That is the point of departure where not 
all of us share Dillon's rosy outlook on how the transition to ipv6 will 

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