[arin-ppml] Avoiding industry self-destruction through better policy
lear at cisco.com
Sun May 17 14:46:12 EDT 2009
On 5/16/09 2:49 AM, Scott Leibrand wrote:
> In a fit of what hopefully wasn't clairvoyance, I just started imagining
> the possibility that similar language might be used about our industry
> if we do a poor job of dealing with the upcoming IPv4 free pool
> exhaustion. So a couple questions to ponder:
> - Are any of ARIN's current policies contributing to potential industry
> - Is there anything else we can/should be doing to create policy that
> will prove our self-governance model workable through this transition?
These are great questions with no easy answers, Scott. It's clear that
many people have a lot of passion around them. Of my time I've paid
attention to this list, I've seen the following policy goals (amongst
others) either stated or implied:
1. Stretch IPv4's life out as long as possible
2. Encourage a speedy migration to IPv6
3. Distribute remaining IPv4 addresses fairly (for some value of "fair")
4. Maintain the registry in as accurate manner as possible.
I believe these four goals are extremely difficult to reconcile. I
think it would be helpful for the community leadership to hold an open
discussion here about these and other goals.
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