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

Martin Hannigan martin.hannigan at batelnet.bs
Mon Jun 22 13:56:46 EDT 2009

On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 1:22 PM, Joe Maimon<jmaimon at chl.com> wrote:
> 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.

I think that's unlikely myself.

>> 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.

We could instead simply raise the minimum allocation unit and raise
the bar of entry _for PI_, eliminate end user allocations altogether,
and start pushing people towards PA.

Wouldn't that equalize the market for new entrants? They should be
able to operate an ISP as long as they can get numbers. Period.



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