[arin-ppml] Do people see a middle ground?

Chris Grundemann cgrundemann at gmail.com
Mon Aug 2 18:14:21 EDT 2010

On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 15:22, Alexander, Daniel
<Daniel_Alexander at cable.comcast.com> wrote:
> I am trying to understand the policy gap we are trying to fill here.

Looking strictly at the existing policy (section 4.10. of the NRPM), I
think the gaps that need addressed are:
1) A /10 is to small.
2) Future returns and reclamations are not addressed.
3) Current transitional needs are not addressed.
4) The /28 minimum is too small.
5) The /24 maximum over 6 months is too small.
6) Renumbering should be avoided if at all possible.
7) The policy could go further in advancing IPv6 deployment while
still allowing the Internet to grow.

I hate to list problems without solutions, so here is how I would
address those gaps (much/all of this has already been proposed or at
least suggested by folks much smarter than I):

1) Commit the entire last /8 to this purpose.
2) Allocate all future returned and/or reclaimed IPv4 space to this purpose.
3) Allow Orgs to apply for transition space now, and allocate that
space from the general unallocated pool until we reach the last /8.
4) Hand out a /24 minimum, in the case of smaller Orgs, make that /24
based on a longer-than-6-month utilization window. If they really
can't justify a /24, send them to their upstream(s).
5) The window should be 3 months (possibly even 2). The maximum
allocation/assignment is negotiable but will need to be higher than
6) A long-term reservation solves the re-numbering problem (like the
30-month forcast that Marty has suggested).
7) A complete and definitive white-list of all current and future
technologies is not realistic nor desirable, imho. What may be very
useful is some more text around what types of uses should qualify and
an expanded list of examples. Also, if there are technologies that
should be allowed but only with certain caveats or restrictions, those
should be spelled out explicitly.

Does that make $.08?

> Just adding my $.02 to your $.02. Soon we will be rich. :)
> -Dan
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