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

Tony Hain alh-ietf at tndh.net
Tue Jan 4 19:50:54 EST 2011

David Williamson wrote:
> 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?

That was more about the perpetual claims about historical unfairness that
ARIN has more blocks. Also, if they hold to their regional burn rates, they
will never use them up to become contentious because the global Internet
will have long since given up on IPv4.

> 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
> end".

I didn't bother with a template because it would just cause unnecessary work
for the AC. In the first business day of the new year APnic is running on a
pace to hand out more than they did last year, so they will be completely
exhausted before June 1. RIPE is on pace to be exhausted by July 1, so I
agree that it really doesn't matter what policy changes are attempted at
this point. As I said before, stop worrying about it and move on...


> -David
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