[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2009-4: IPv4 Recovery Fund

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at ipinc.net
Tue Mar 24 16:26:05 EDT 2009


> -----Original Message-----
> From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net 
> [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On Behalf Of Matthew Kaufman
> Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 12:55 PM
> To: arin-ppml at arin.net
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2009-4: IPv4 Recovery Fund
> Leo Bicknell wrote:
> >
> > While this proposal does not have a "sunset clause" it was 
> designed to 
> > automatically sunset.
> >
> > Under this policy it is perfectly acceptable for folks to 
> bid $0 (they 
> > only want IPv4 resources if they are voluntarily returned 
> to ARIN), or 
> > not to bid at all (they don't want resources until we can return to 
> > normal allocations).
> >
> > ARIN staff will only be paying for the return of address 
> space while 
> > there are non-zero bids.
> >
> >   
> Why don't we combine 2009-4 and 2009-2? ARIN could just use 
> its remaining stock of address space and sell it to the 
> highest bidder via the policy in 2009-4.
> Clearly as the numbers run out, the prices will get higher 
> and higher and since "the highest bidder" is going to be who 
> gets IPv4 space
> *after* the runout, we could all get experience now with who 
> does and doesn't end up with space with that as the allocation policy.

Why don't we simply declare open season all remining unassigned IPv4 space.
Anyone who wants to use it, can do so.  No entries will be made in whois
for it, it will just be wide open.  Whoever had the most money and can
force the most networks on the Internet to accept their advertisements
for it, over anyone else's advertisements for it, wins.


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