[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: IPv4 Example Shortages

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at ipinc.net
Wed May 20 13:12:47 EDT 2009

We (my org) opposes this proposal.

May I recommend the following,

Instead of this policy, submit an operational suggestion to the
ARIN suggestion box that would have ARIN staff supply educational
information regarding what IPv4 runout is, when the current projection
of runout will occur, etc. to every organization that submits an
IPv4 allocation request.  This would be in addition to the normal
processing of IPv4 allocation requests.

There has been some discussion already about sending this info
to all e-mail addresses in the whois database.


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> Policy Proposal Name: IPv4 Example Shortages
> Proposal Originator:Martin J. Levy
> Proposal Version: 1.0
> Date: 20 May 2009
> Proposal type: new
> Policy term: permanent
> Policy statement:
> Add section 4.1.8 to the NRPM to state:
> 4.1.8 IPv4 Example Shortages
> Beginning on January 1, 2010, and on the first of each 
> January and July thereafter, for a period of 7 calendar days, 
> ARIN will not process requests from existing IPv4 holders for 
> additional IPv4 space.
> Rationale:
> The IANA is expected to issue the last of the available IPv4 
> address space to RIRs some time in 2011.  RIRs are expected 
> to run out approximately one year later.  These brief delays 
> should be minimal (no) impact to organizations with existing 
> space wanting more, but, can provide a brief but visible 
> glimpse into the future that awaits after runout.
> Organizations which fail to plan for these delays will have 
> the option of waiting for ARIN to issue their space, or, can 
> avail themselves of the transfer policy contained in section 
> 8.3 of the NRPM (resulting from policy proposals 2008-6 and 
> 2009-1). The cost of these delays will be minimal compared to 
> what will happen when space simply is no longer available.
> This policy has no impact on IPv6 assignments or allocations 
> and has no impact on new organizations making their first 
> IPv4 request.
> Timetable for implementation: 1 January 2010
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