[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-129: IPv4 Addresses for Process Participants

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Fri Jan 21 15:23:59 EST 2011

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ARIN-prop-129: IPv4 Addresses for Process Participants

Proposal Originator: Matthew Kaufman

Proposal Version: 1

Date: 21 January 2011

Proposal type: New

Policy term: Permanent

Policy statement:

   Upon receipt of that last IPv4 /8 from IANA, ARIN shall distribute
one quarter (a single /10) of the space immediately to "active
participants" in the ARIN policy development process.

   An "active participant" for this purpose is defined as an individual
who expresses support for OR objection to this proposal.

   Each "active participant" shall receive a single block of the same
size, the size chosen so as to maximally use the /10 allocated for this
purpose, but in no case shall the block be smaller than /24. No more
than one such block shall be distributed per organization if a single
organization has more than one "active participant".

   In the case where the number of "active participants" exceeds the
number of minimum-sized (/24) blocks available, priority shall be given
to those who responded first.


   In order to accelerate IPv6 deployment, it is critical that IPv4
space be consumed as rapidly as possible.

   Several possible approaches exist. One would be to distribute the
final space proportionately to existing assignment size. Another might
be to randomly assign the remaining space. Yet another might be to award
the space based on merit, after reviewing possible uses for the final
IPv4 space.

   This proposal instead simply consumes some of the remaining space by
directly rewarding the participants in the policy development process
for their participation.

Timetable for implementation: Immediate

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