[arin-ppml] Semi-serious proposal to start 2011

David Williamson dlw+arin at tellme.com
Tue Jan 4 10:25:17 EST 2011

On Mon, Jan 03, 2011 at 09:18:24AM -0800, Tony Hain wrote:
> There is a simple way to deal with all the list noise on pp124 & 125, as
> well as reduce the wasted time and energy of the ARIN staff while we are at
> it .... Transfer all remaining ARIN IPv4 resources in a split between Lacnic
> & Afrinic today, and move on. The useless efforts to micromanage the end of
> the pool are not doing anyone any good, and certainly not motivating the
> deployment of IPv6 as much as a solid 'sorry we have no more' answer from
> ARIN would. 
> It is time to stop focusing on the past and just let it go. 

An interesting idea, but what gives us the right to foist the problem
off on to them?  If the remaining ARIN IPv4 space is contentious for
us, what would it do in those regions?

Perhaps the best move is to just run it out.  That may yet happen - I
don't see much chance of broadly supported policy passing before "the


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