[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-155 IPv4 Number Resources for Use Within Region

Jimmy Hess mysidia at gmail.com
Sat Jul 2 21:28:20 EDT 2011

On Sat, Jul 2, 2011 at 4:43 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:

> I'm not 100% sure that many existing and perfectly legitimate providers would
> actually meet that test. There are 5 regions. Not wanting to deal with more than
> one of them could lead to a provider having approximately 20% in each region
> without "region shopping".

Perhaps then, the requirement could be that "20% or more of each
allocation or transfer
requested must be for assignment within the ARIN region.    And an
additional special utilization
criterion must be met, considering only hosts in the ARIN region and
resources allocated
for use in the ARIN region,   in addition to the global utilization criterion."

It is not as if the new allocation will be contiguous with a previous one.
Unless the new allocation request is split across regions, there is not
a technical network-related reason to meet that request using the same
RIR that allocated other networks.

ARIN should not necessarily support global organizations' desire to
deal with only one RIR
in every circumstance, just because they might consider it more expedient.

If an org needs a new /16,  and  every single host in that allocation
is going to be in
Europe,  then they should be compelled to obtain the allocation from RIPE,
the proper relevant region for that network.

Regardless of whether they have other networks in a different region (or not)

> Perhaps instead of requiring a flat 75%, require that "Organizations holding
> ARIN-region IPv4 addressses shall employ IPv4 addresses within the ARIN
> region greater than or equal to their ARIN resource holdings deployed in any
> single other region."


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