[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal 112: Utilization of 10.4.2 resources only via explicit policy

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Thu Apr 29 11:59:34 EDT 2010

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Policy Proposal Name: Utilization of 10.4.2 resources only via explicit

Proposal Originator: Joe Maimon

Proposal Version: 1.0

Date: 29 April 2010

Proposal type: New

Policy term: permanent

Policy statement:

Add section 4.11

4.11 Last /8 utilization

Resources received from IANA under section 10.4.2 (the last /8) will be
unavailable for any purposes not explicitly specified, such as 4.10, and
will be held in reserve.


No reason to blow the last /8 as quickly as all the others.

Timetable for implementation: Concurrently with 10.4

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